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Home Computers : 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation, Hardback Book

Home Computers : 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation Hardback


Home Computers showcases the quirky and characterful beginnings of a commercial product that would come to unite the globe: the personal computer.

As so much technology is forgotten once it is superseded, this is a celebration of machines, industrial design and techno-utopianism of an era in the not-so-distant past.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.

Home 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 25 Illustrations, black and white; 376 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780500022160

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