The staff from Ars Technica checked out the Vintage Computer Festival East to find out. This festival examined the periods of interface innovation in many of our devices – young and old. From looking at an old Commodore 64 to exploring the Palm Pilot, the exhibits looked at how interfaces have changed but also what changes those interfaces lead to.
Check out the whole article here. The pictures of the “vintage” devices alone are worth the visit!
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