August 15, 2009

(rt) Interesting Miscellany

Posted by John Nack at 1:23 PM on August 15, 2009

Comments

  • Bob Hopfner — 3:20 PM on August 15, 2009

    I tried to find a similar workstation contraption that had you in far more reclined position and the monitor, again a big heavy CRT was mounted high above you on a large round frame. It looked like those vehicles where you sit inside a large wheel. I have been able to find it. Personally I would hate it for the the lack of desk space.

  • Mike Skocko — 5:39 AM on August 16, 2009

    The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies… What a great lesson for my students. I’ve never thought about it before but I wonder what all those tools cost in comparison to a CS bundle (after adjusting for inflation). I’ve still got many of those items stashed in the garage including my original Mac 128 — upgraded to a blazing 512 — which I used (mostly) to play Zork and Planetfall while the drawing board continued to pay the bills. “Ah, those were the days,” he said, fondly rubbing the mechanical pencil/X-ACTO callous on his middle finger.

  • Scott Valentine — 9:24 AM on August 17, 2009

    Is that a serial Wacom on the last work station there?

  • utm — 9:55 AM on August 17, 2009

    As far as the evolution of Photoshop goes, I’d be interested to know about the hidden alternate splash screens you see when you hold the ALT/CMD keys down and select “About Photoshop.” You know, Big Electric Cat, Red Pill/Blue Pill, Stonehenge, etc… My students were always amused by them but I didn’t know what they meant or who created them. I assumed they were code names. Also what’s the deal with the crazy cat eye that graced so many? It looked like Bill the Cat via KPT. I think one was even interactive (around PS 5)… Along the same lines: what about the Thumbnail Size palette wizards? (I think those are wizards…) Thanks and great blog!

  • Klaus Nordby — 2:13 PM on August 17, 2009

    The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies — wow, talk about Memory Lane, and I don’t mean RAM! Since the mid-70s, I’ve owned or at least used maybe half of that stuff — including the Double cutting knife, not to mention the Swifel cutting knife, and a handful of those airbrushes, including the brilliant but cranky Pasche AB Turbo. Thanks!

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