Wired Science has a fascinating gallery of the Soviet Union’s failed moon program. Wonder what this stuff would look like on the moon had the program been successful.
I spent a solid part of the 1980s huddled over Apple IIs in Mr. Zimmerman’s 5th grade classroom at Thomas Paine Elementary in Urbana, Illinois.
Mr Z didn’t think of computers as things that children should be timid around. As with the bullfrogs and piranha in our classroom, these little machines were to be explored with reckless abandon. They were, even then, extensions of our own worlds that allowed us to project our interests and passions onto electronic canvases.