18 Vintage Photos of Videophones From the Future Past Are Cool Beyond Words.

Can you even remember what life was like before video technologies like FaceTime or Skype? Out of all of the fantastic tech that the Internet has made possible, video conferencing is by far one of the most impactful. Modern video conferencing and video chat technology allow both families and businesses, from anywhere in the world,Continue reading “18 Vintage Photos of Videophones From the Future Past Are Cool Beyond Words.”

35 Amazing Photos of TV Advertisements From the 1950s

Television is the first audiovisual device that changed the way people see entertainment. It opened the realm of recreation and mass communication. It made possible for people and families to watch live events in the comforts of their drawing room. By 1950s, the aftermath of World War II had faded away. Economy was booming againContinue reading “35 Amazing Photos of TV Advertisements From the 1950s”

Long Before Facetime, These 22 Amazing Photos Show People Using Picturephones in the 1960s

Bell Telephone’s Picturephone went on display at the 1964 World’s Fair, and it went into actual commercial use on over 50 years ago. From a booth set up in Grand Central Terminal, a person could talk to a friend in Chicago or Washington while also seeing them on a small video screen. The friend wouldContinue reading “Long Before Facetime, These 22 Amazing Photos Show People Using Picturephones in the 1960s”

20 Photos of Philco Predicta TV Sets, the Most Iconic of American Television Designs

The Philco Predicta is a television made in several cabinet models in a 17” or 21” screen by the American company Philco (Philadelphia Storage Battery Company) from 1958-1960. It was designed by Severin Jonassen and Richard Whipple and the design director was Herbert V. Gosweiler. The Predicta was marketed as the world’s first swivel screenContinue reading “20 Photos of Philco Predicta TV Sets, the Most Iconic of American Television Designs”

20 Vintage Photographs of People With Their Commodore 64, One of the Most Beloved Home Computers of All Time

The 8-bit home computer Commodore 64 (commonly known as the C64 or C=64), introduced by Commodore International in January, 1982, was a machine with remarkable market success. Volume production started sometime in the spring of 1982, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of $595. During the his lifetime,Continue reading “20 Vintage Photographs of People With Their Commodore 64, One of the Most Beloved Home Computers of All Time”

22 Vintage Photos That Show What Telephones Looked Like in the 1960s

In the USA, at the start of the 1960s, telephones were generally the desk model with a rotary dial. Invariably in shiny black or possibly red, or “industrial” dark green. Around 1962 or 1963, phone designers started thinking about the aesthetics of the apparatus itself. It was small enough to fit unobtrusively on a bedContinue reading “22 Vintage Photos That Show What Telephones Looked Like in the 1960s”

Assembling a Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, February 1958

The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is a two-door luxury roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. Internally referred to as W121, it was first shown in prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, and was available with an optional removable hardtop. The 190 SL presented an attractive, more affordable alternative to theContinue reading “Assembling a Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, February 1958”

20 Amazing Vintage Personal Computer Ads From the 1980s

Vintage ads reflect how people thought and felt about things in a certain era—or at least how a certain group of people hoped consumers thought and felt. In early personal computer ads, there’s a conscious link to a sci-fi version of the future but also a push to convince you that these machines are fun:Continue reading “20 Amazing Vintage Personal Computer Ads From the 1980s”

5 Amazing Concept Cars From the 1950s and 1960s That Look Like They’re From Outer Space

Car culture sure ain’t what it used to be. Back in its glory days, the automobile was a triumphant marriage of form and function, beauty and brawn. Admittedly, the old gas guzzlers of yore were also environmentally-unfriendly dinosaurs… but there’s no harm in dreaming, right? And when it comes to dream machines, the concept carsContinue reading “5 Amazing Concept Cars From the 1950s and 1960s That Look Like They’re From Outer Space”

Margaret Hamilton Poses Next to a Huge Stack of Code She Wrote by Hand That Took Humanity to the Moon in 1969

Half a century ago, MIT played a critical role in the development of the flight software for NASA’s Apollo program, which landed humans on the moon for the first time in 1969. One of the many contributors to this effort was Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist who led the Software Engineering Division of the MITContinue reading “Margaret Hamilton Poses Next to a Huge Stack of Code She Wrote by Hand That Took Humanity to the Moon in 1969”