Month: June 2020

An animator built a miniature version of IBM’s iconic 1401 computer system from scratch. Take a look.

ibm 1401 mini model
ibm 1401 mini model

Nicolas Temese

  • A Montreal-based creator modeled a miniature replica of IBM’s iconic 1401 computer system.

  • Nicolas Temese told Business Insider that the scale model includes everything from the setup at the time: a punchcard reader, tape drives, a query console, a central unit, and a line printer.

  • Temese said his model is going to be displayed in Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum, which also showcases a working, real-size 1401 computer system.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Nicolas Temese doesn’t work as a modeler full-time — he’s a technical director at a small animation studio in Montreal, Canada, where he’s based.

But he’s spent hours creating a mini version of IBM’s successful 1401 computer.


The machine celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. It debuted in 1959 and became one of the first mass-produced computers. It was relatively affordable and sold 12,000 units, with standard

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Choosing the Right Watches

Presently most people own a mobile phone, and so many people who previously only wore a watch for the sole purpose of telling the time have thought that there was no point owning a wristwatch anymore because they can already access the time on their phone.

Watch Manufacture

The watch manufacturing industry is not giving up, though. Despite many people not wearing watches, there are still many people who have the habit of wearing a watch and use watches as their chosen method to find out the time. However, with so many people choosing not to wear watches, the ビジネス用腕時計 industry has had to come up with more ways to keep us interested in wearing a business watch.

This involves trying to convince consumers that watches are fashion accessories and are great to accessorize your outfits with. Many top designers agree – with 20代女性に人気の腕時計 available from all the big brand … Read More

Fashion Influencers Are Driving an Interiors Boom. How Are Home Brands Responding?

“A lot of people in fashion don’t understand that you can’t easily gift a rug or table. It doesn’t work the same as it does for a dress or a pair of shoes.”

Home is where the #content is — or so wrote Hilary George-Parkin in a 2017 Fashionista story titled, “Why Fashion Bloggers Are Evolving Into Home Decor Influencers.”

Three years later, may I ask: Why were once-strictly-fashion-adjacent influencers venturing into more home-furnished pastures?

George-Parkin’s reporting is certainly worth revisiting in its own right, but for the interest of this piece, I’ll say the gist was this: With the influencer class having, well, influenced our clothing and accessories to a certain degree of satisfaction, our homes became their next logical frontier with which to express their particular stamps of style.

With the help of an affiliate link or 15, these professional tastemakers have come to establish themselves as bona

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30 people around MLB explain what they got better at

We got to wondering how baseball people were using time ordinarily spent playing baseball, given a world suddenly granting unlimited free refills of time.

(I picked up a guitar, downloaded an app and starting in the fall will be touring with Ratt. Hannah picked up a baseball, fired her first fastball at a velocity within posted speed limits on her city block, and now is considering three offers to fill out coronavirus-era bullpens.)

So we asked around — what non-baseball thing have you gotten better at in the past couple months? We got beekeeping and piano playing and sunset watching and meditating and, seriously, beekeeping. There were a decent number of, “Well, uh, nothing really,” which is cool, because getting better at doing nothing is a pretty useful skill in pandemics and baseball.

In all, 30 people in and around the game told us about how they have

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