Desktops then and now (book review)

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Sun Jan 16 11:40:56 2005

On Sun, 2005-01-16 at 12:06 -0500, Arlen Michaels wrote:
> There's a brief review of "Digital Retro: The Evolution and Design of the
> Personal Computer" by the British author Gordon Laing (Sybex, 2004) here:

Heh, that's my IBM PC in there - as I recall I gave up trying to find
all of its case screws, blanking plates and second floppy that morning,
so it ended up with an assortment of plates and two non-IBM clone drives
from my parts shelf... :-)

Looking at the website ( I had wondered about the
following: "Some of the machines had scratches or marks which were
digitally retouched."

The hardware we assembled at Bletchley was in pretty good condition, but
still not without years worth of general handling wear. Considering
that, the photographers and graphics team did a pretty good job from
what I've seen of the book photos.


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