"The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier. That's just not going to happen." - Neil deGrasse Tyson in a recent interview with The Verge (photo from the June announcement of the High Definition Space Telescope)
The famous #IBM PC, which outsold Apple's Macintosh and is widely considered to be the computer that kickstarted home computing, is on display at the New York Historical Society. You can see its predecessor, the IBM 5100, in the picture behind it being held by a man to show off its "portability." (The IBM 5100 weighed about 50 lbs.) #retro #tech
"Tennis for Two" is thought to be one of the first —if not the first — video games. It was built by a bored worker at Long Island's Brookhaven Labs, who converted an oscilloscope typically used to monitor rocket launches into a playable, prototypical version of Pong.
This recreation and the original oscilloscope are on display at the New York Historical Society's Silicon City exhibit.