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Project Sphinx

The Project Sphinx is a retrofuturistic concept, the proposed design of a soviet home computer from the '80s. Posted by FractionPrism.

Check this article from 2016 for more info (this seems to be a machine translation full of errors but contains more details and pictures).

In 1987, the Soviet journal “Technical aesthetics” published an article on the SPHINX, which still impresses with its design and concept.

Also, for more info on the history of computing in the Soviet Union, here is a good Wikipedia piece.

Published on Fri 4th Jun 2021. Featured in KBD #29 (source).

Tags: history


Burroughs electronic check writer

A Burroughs Model T9929 electronic check writer spotted.


Canon Cat

Canon Cat is a task-dedicated desktop computer released by Canon Inc. in 1987.


Japanese typewriters

An old write-up on the inner working mechanism and general evolution of Japanese typewriters.