‘We are Manufacturing’ – the Apple Macintosh Assembly Line Circa 1990 | #ManufacturingMonday #retrocomputing
The video below contains some pretty phenomenal on-site footage from the Macintosh assembly line when it was located in Fresno, California, circa 1990. The footage contains retro robots, user interfaces, and the assembly of printed circuit mainboards from raw components to finished product. Oh yeah, and some pretty wild clothing outfits too! (Pretty wild to think that mainstream consumer computing came about at a time when we all used to dress like that 🙂 )
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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