Photo of the Day

A couple of big days coming up, so the POTD posts may be a little lean until I catch up.

Berlin, 750-Jahr-Feier, Festumzug, Computer

East Germany showing off their computers in a parade, 1987


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  • blokeintakapuna

    I wonder if the unions are insisting on work practises some 30+ years old, if they would also be prepared to use the tools of that era also?

  • peterwn

    Wonder what the specifications were – 2 x 100k or so floppy drives and 64k RAM with monochrome monitors? A 10M hard drive if you were lucky. Auckland University’s first computer had 20k (approx) ‘core’ RAM, no monitor, no hard drive and an enormous appetite for punched cards.

  • In Vino Veritas

    And the average East German womans’ fashion sense wasn’t up to much either……