Yesterday I remembered the Olivetti TCV250. What a beautifully designed machine from ‘66! Italians know how to it :)
@cynicalsecurity pointed me to this article (in Italian) on Tchou and Olivetti:
Now I wish I knew more about the history of computers in Europe and why the industry here got swept away...
@Kensan @th the Xerox Alto was quite something and still feels futuristic, the Lisp Machine “because Lisp”, the CM-5 because it spoke (and speaks) to me, the Pascal uEngine because it taught me that there is no such thing as true separation between anything, the Apollo DN10k because I coded fractals on it, Sun because of SunOS, SGI because ZOMG Cray pipes, Cray XMP because understanding vectors, DEC alpha because it taught me alpha testing and then solid engineering, Onyx because “my 1st Unix"
I just would have loved to listen to Seymour Cray describe the Cray-3, the tradeoffs, GaAs, etc. in his quest for ultimate speed.
But also the ETA 10k and lots of those experimental supercomputers of the 80s (KSR-1, BBN Butterfly, etc.).
On the smaller side I longed for a Mac SE for a long time as a teenager and then the PowerBook… but I did have a DGone so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@th @Kensan agreed, the keyboard could be improved but keyboards are very much “personal” and I am yet to find “the keyboard” I like (sun4, late DEC definitely like, Old “white” new Apple likish, new Apple no, etc.).
My love for NeXT comes from the integration between all its parts, the fact that DisplayPostscript is still the only “WYSITWYG” technology (T for truly) and it permeated the design. Improv… WordPerfect…
My next keyboard I would very much prefer to try out extensively in a shop before buying. Assuming there will be any shops left
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