Friday, June 23, 2017

Remote Login is like Mind Reading

It is possible to have nostalgia for the high tech of the future. In 1993 I did a series of illustrations for a book called "Internet Guide for New Users." (Visit here for more of this material.) In this graphic, information is exchanged between two separate computer hard discs (looking rather like hockey pucks here) and it is compared in the text to mind reading or telepathic sharing. That is what you get when everyone inventing this new-fangled "trance medium" is a science fiction fan: psychic computers.

Original illustration is ink on illustration board, about 9" x 4 1/2", May 1993.

1 comment:

Texchanchan said...

Oh, boy, the beginning of the Internet. Those were heady days. I got it in 95 and started working as a support tech in 96. That seems so long ago--because it IS. Nobody knew anything. The problems persist. People not knowing the difference between the desktop, the browser, and the contents of the browser screen is still a thing.