sometimes dreams do come true

Years ago, I wrote this:

and finally, someone went and built it!

A 1988 MacSE with a 1923 Underwood typewriter for its keyboard.

I doubt I was the inspiration, but still, I'm glad it happened, because it was a moral imperative. Sadly, he didn't give any details on how it works.

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9 Responses:

  1. q says:


  2. atakra says:

    yet another "artist" with too much time on his hands.

    • jwz says:

      Can I be as cool as you someday?

      • baconmonkey says:

        you see, a true artist, one who doesn't have a lot of time on their hands, merely uses photoshop to lift a concept from a movie, as opposed to engineering something physical, tangible, and functional based loosely on something from a movie.

        and everyone know that horror movies are a far higher art form than surrealist political commentary movies.

  3. This just adds to my depression about the fact that I never built anything this beautiful.
    This is as good (but not as original) as Tom Jennings' stuff.

  4. kiad says:

    That is just amazingly beautiful.

    It reminds me of the computers in Obsidian, or in Brazil...

    I covet.

  5. l34f says:

    Sadly, he didn't use your design gruntle, er, spec:

    The computer's keyboard is hidden beneath the typewriter keyboard, and the keys are connected to each other with plastic rods.