Home computers : 100 icons that defined a digital generation
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Cambridge Mass. : MIT Press, [2020].
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Cambridge Mass. : MIT Press, [2020].
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255 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 25 cm
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Home Computers' showcases the quirky and characterful beginnings of a commercial product that would come to unite the globe: the personal computer. 0As so much technology is forgotten once it is superseded, this is a celebration of machines, industrial design and techno-utopianism of an era in the not-so-distant past. Conceived as a visual sourcebook of the most popular, most powerful and most idiosyncratic computers to grace our workspaces, this timely publication offers a reflection on how far we've come and a nostalgic look at a time when digital worlds could be contained in a box and turned off, rather than ever-present in our lives. 0Home Computers opens with a scene-setting retrospective by computer and gaming writer Alex Wiltshire. The book's heart is a series of specially commissioned photographs that capture details of switches and early user-interface design, letterforms and logos, and the quirks that set one computer off from another. Images are complemented by a potted history of each device, the inventors or personalities behind it, and its innovations and influences.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wiltshire, A., & Short, J. (2020). Home computers: 100 icons that defined a digital generation . MIT Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wiltshire, Alex and John. Short. 2020. Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation. MIT Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wiltshire, Alex and John. Short. Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation MIT Press, 2020.

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Wiltshire, Alex., and John Short. Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation MIT Press, 2020.

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