This past weekend, I presented at a conference about how mobile devices can affect our relationships to the places we encounter (here’s my paper). It’s amazing to think of what we can do with our devices nowadays (although I still love old-tech postcards). As one speaker at the conference pointed out the computational power in one typical smartphone is greater than all world’s computational power in the 1970s.
In honour of the benefits computers have brought to us and their continued role in shaping our relationships and understanding of place, here’s a postcard about the origins of computing.
Here’s a look behind: