You know what Social Networks are. You know what they do. You know that they suck.
The only thing that remains of the silent film version of The Great Gatsby is the trailer. The movie came out in 1926, a year after the book pic.twitter.com/qsiPpJiImI— Silent Movie GIFs (@silentmoviegifs) January 12, 2017
Do you remember when you were a kid, and all you wanted to do was help people and live in space? Maybe not, maybe your childhood was very different than mine, but when I was young, I couldn’t imagine anything cooler than being a cop on the moon. Tom Gauld understands that drive, and makes it the central theme of his new graphic novel, Mooncop.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a fan of 1970s and 1980s computer culture. (In fact, that fascination heavily informs my current project, Of Many Trades.) One often overlooked aspect of early computer culture is the way it was covered in contemporary press. Presented here are two TV Documentaries, both filmed before the rise of the internet, that cover the home computer revolution at two pivotal points. They are entertaining, and educational, reminders of a time when the Home Computer Revolution still felt Revolutionary.