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This article was published on September 30, 2008

    The Pixelated History of Computing

    The Pixelated History of Computing
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Check out this slow but funny movie by Canadian animators SUPERBROTHERS and Jim Guthrie. From the SUPERBROTHERS site:

    SUPERBROTHERS is super pleased to announce the world premiere of the DOT MATRIX REVOLUTION, the second pixel film by SUPERBROTHERS, featuring a musical composition by legendary indie songsmith Jim Guthrie, with additional sounds courtesy of Arthur Zaragoza. Plug in your headphones, turn up the volume, close the door and turn off the lights… and be sure to hit the full-screen button to experience this award-winning film the way it was intended.

    BOW BEFORE THE ALMIGHTY CLOUD. This pixel film, begun in 2006 and completed in 2008, is a goofy, retro look at the world of computers and technology. Stills from this film were featured in American Illustration 25.

    If you haven’t looked at the History of Computing before you might want to read this Wikipedia article first.


    THE CHILDREN OF THE CLONE from superbrothers on Vimeo.

    UPDATED: I embedded the wrong video earlier. This is the right one:

    DOT MATRIX REVOLUTION* from superbrothers on Vimeo.