MITH’s Vintage Computers is Up!

by wsampson

MITH's Vintage Computers

The project I worked on at MITH is up, MITH’s Vintage Computers. It’s a catalog and archive of the vintage computer systems and equipment at the center.

The goal is to demonstrate an intuitive and useful way to browse vintage systems. These are complex artifacts with numerous component pieces and software, each of various versions and iterations, with a wealth of important properties and functions, and all from many manufacturers and designers. No model yet exists for conveying this complexity in metadata records. Hopefully the site suggests the utility of such an endeavor, and is at least a little fun to browse.

I had an immense amount of help and support from all the folks at MITH, who shepherded the project start to finish. I can’t thank them enough for their support and expertise. But still: thanks everyone!