No Photoshop, no rendering, no cheating
Only working computers
What you see on screen was actually on the screen (no overlays, no copy and paste, etc.)
All images on this page are available under Creative Commons license — feel free to use them!
Optimus 5P100 with OptiView 15LX99 monitor and Optimus keyboard and mouse. Quadral+ speakers. Pentium 100 expanded with 40 MB of memory, SoundBlaster AWE64 and Voodoo 2 3D accelerator. DOS-only machine, no Windows. Descent II game loaded. Video about this build is available here.
Amiga 1000, Commodore 1081 monitor, Amiga 1010 floppy drive, Amiga mouse. With Boing! demo running. (Also see a video I recorded about the locations in Silicon Valley where this Amiga was made.)
Atari Mega ST 1 with Atari Megafile 30 hard disk module, Atari keyboard, Atari SM124 monitor and third-party 3.5-inch drive, 5.25-inch drive, mouse.
Macintosh IIsi (M0360) with Macintosh Color Display (M1212), AppleDesign Keyboard (M2980) and MacAlly mouse. Installed System 7.1, and After Dark screensaver (Star Wars theme) is running.
Commodore Amiga 500, Commodore Amiga 1081 monitor, The Arcade joystick, Hitachi boombox
PowerMac G5 with MorphOS 3.10 installed.
Apple IIe with DuoDisk and Apple Monitor II
Commodore 64 with 1541 drive, Datasette, Suzo "The Arcade" joystick and Commodore 1802 display
Toshiba 5100 with 386 processor, 2MB memory and 40MB hard disk
Commodore Amiga 500 with Commodore 1084S display and Commodore Amiga mouse
Commodore 64 with Commodore MPS-801 printer, Vicmodem, Commodore 1701 monitor and Commodore 1541 disk drive (top). This is an attempt to remake a 1985 Commodore ad (bottom). You can download the program I used to re-create the content of the screen. There is a behind-the-scenes peek at this effort too.
Macintosh 512K factory upgraded to Plus (M0001AP) with keyboard and mouse, ImageWriter II printer, and third-party hard disk drive, 3.5-inch drive, 5.25-inch drive, scanner controller and tape drive.
Apple Macintosh SE with 80SC drive and Apple ADB keyboard and mouse
Apple IIe and text written in AppleWriter II.
Commodore 64 with Datasette tape drive and Commodore DM602 display (Monitor80). Loaded on screen is Easy Script word processor.
Optimus-branded Pentium-class PC, 300 MHz, 128 MB RAM, Soundblaster sound card, DOS 6.22, Duke Nukem 3D + Philips monitor, PS/2 keyboard and mouse
Commodore C64G with Commodore 1082 monitor, 1541 II floppy drive, 1530 C2N Datasette tape drive and Multi-Function 2002 (aka Micro-Händler) joystick. Uridium game loaded.
Macintosh Classic (M1420), Macintosh SE (M5010), Macintosh 512K factory upgraded to Plus (M0001AP).
Commodore Amiga 500, Commodore Amiga 1081 monitor, Workbench 1.3 software loaded
Apple IIc (model no. A2S4000) with Apple Monitor (model no. G090S) and Apple Stand (model no. A2M4021).
Commodore 64 + Commodore 1701 monitor. EasyScript word processor running.
MacBook (A1181) and 1st-generation iPhone (A1203) (also see a video clip here).
Pentium 200 PC with Windows 95 and a Philips monitor. The screen reads "It's now safe to turn off your computer" in Polish. Also featured Bratek, a Polish commie-era telephone.
Commodore Amiga 1200, Commodore 1802 display, Amiga mouse, Competition Pro joystick, Hitachi Super Woofer 3D boombox. Image NOT sponsored by Coca Cola.
Apple desktop computer portfolio in the early 2000s. Power Mac G4, iMac G3, Power Mac G4 Cube.
Commodore 64G with Commodore 1802 display and Competition Pro joystick. Stormlord game visible on the screen.
Commodore 64 "Breadbin" + Commodore 1701 monitor + Commodore 1541 disk drive + tons of SF literature in English and Polish.
2-level recursive photo of Power Mac G4 Cube + Studio Display (M7649).
Amiga 600 (left), Amiga 2000 (top), Amiga 1200 (bottom), Amiga 500 (right). The self-referencing image on the monitor displayed using Visage file viewer.
Apple IIc (model A2S4000) with Apple Monitor (model G090S) and "The Apple At Work" software loaded.
Macintosh LC III with Macintosh Color Display (M1212), AppleDesign Keyboard (M2980) and MacAlly mouse, running Microsoft Word 5.0.
Commodore 64C with Commodore 1802 monitor, Competition Pro joystick and Zipstick joystick.
Power Macintosh G4 model M5183 (left) and Power Mac G4 Quick Silver model M8493 (right).
Amiga accelerator cards made by German company phase 5. Top to bottom:
phase 5 Cyberstorm MKI with memory and SCSI add-on cards
phase 5 Cyberstorm MKII
phase 5 Cyberstorm MKIII with CyberVISION PPC
Amiga 1200HD, Highscreen monitor, and a modern Yamaha PianoCraft amplifier. ProTracker with "Arnesune" mod by D-Zire loaded. Behind the scenes video available too.
Macintosh 512K factory upgraded to Plus (M0001AP) with M0110B keyboard and M0100 mouse.
A mid-90s PC with Pentium 200, 32MB RAM, Windows 95, Highscreen keyboard, Genius mouse, Philips monitor, and no-name IBM-compatible joystick.
ZX Spectrum+ with Polish Unitra Vela 203 portable TV, Unitra tape recorder (licensed from Grundig).