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RT @moomoomang: “If you're not into 1980's Soviet Prototype computers, then I don't need our friendship” https://twitter.com/moomoomang/status/1177438092472438794

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It was already built into a phone, apparently, and had a touchscreen (because no mouse). Way ahead of its time.

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I have a strong feeling that it was purely an art design project, not something even barely functional. At least I do not see any links to its hardware or software specs.

 ‎· трёхцветная кошка (вид сверху) 1
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@artemandreev: of course, it's conceptual project by Dmitry Azrikan from All-Russian Research Institute of Technical Aesthetics, VNIITE

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^ yes, but "conceptual" may mean totally different things. Xerox Alto or Xanadu or NeXT or even Babbidge's Analytical Engine were conceptual but they were working (even only on paper sometimes)

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@artemandreev: you're confusing warm with soft. actually, design concept and hardware concept.

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^ no-no, it's not a design concept, because it has nothing to do with technological reality, just as a model of a photonic rocket is not a design concept. Well, the keyboard and the remote are. But "The core of the system was a modular “memory unit” consisting of a CPU to which three triangular memory expansion modules could be connected. Such configuration was intended to allow different users – each member of a family, for example – to use different programs at the same time, in multitasking" — this is just not how computers work or have ever worked. The value of all this as a pure object of art is left to the reader's discretion.

 ‎· трёхцветная кошка (вид сверху)
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actually, my mother worked in the Spb branch of VNIITE in late 70's, she told me pretty lot about how their design projects were regularly without any regard to whether it was technically possible or not

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@artemandreev: it’s concept like in “concept-art”. just thematic fantasy.

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^ ok, as I said I am fine with that (however, I have an impression that the authors of the cited articles do think otherwise)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programma_101

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