Using a bit of old school design inspiration, a web developer has come up with a take on what it might have been like to use Google back in the 1960s.
Before Facebook, free porn, and adorable cats talking in IM-speak took over the Internet, the Web was an untamed frontier full of mystery and wonder. As the nation embarked into the digital unknown in the late '80s and '90s, we were greeted with a bevy of companies who were going to help us experience everything this new "HTTP" landscape had to offer. So what did that look like? A lot of wild promises, for one. Some companies presented the Web as a portal where information would literally burst from of your computer screen and fly around your living room. Others just translated old ideas to a new medium, with quirky results. Let's take a little stroll back through the wild west-like years of the early Internet, and ask "Where are they now?" with some of Web 1.0's biggest players.
How spare can a functional record player be? That's the question posed by Turnstyle, designer R. D. Silva's attempt to strip down a player to its skeletal essence. We're left with a motor, needle, speakers and the controls.
This is the Automatypewriter by Jonathan Guberman. What is an Automatypewriter, you wonder? Well, believe it or not, it's a thinking typewriter that you can play games on. It even writes by itself!