In a project that he calls Guide to Computing, London-based photographer James Ball who works under the brand Docubyte has beautifully captured the design evolution of computing. The series of photos look at these retro gadgets, their size, their wiring, their buttons and knobs. The equipment is a far cry from the simple and slick exterior of today’s gadgets.
The photographer said that the project “documents the beginning of our computing history” including the famous IBM 1401 and Alan Turing’s Pilot ACE. For the project, he collaborated with the retouching firm INK to achieve the sharp and minimalist presentation.