A closeup of a 300mm 12" silicon wafer - used to create RAM.
This is what the inside of the 1st generation iPod looked like - had a 1.8 inch hard drive with 5GB capacity.
The ZX Spectrum computer, released in 1982 with 16K of RAM, is most remember for it's funky keyboard.
The enigma machine was used by Germany during WW2 for encrypted military communication, famously cracked by Alan Turing to help the allies win WW2.
Before digital there were analog computers - this was the Telefunken RAT 700/2 analog computer - which was considered to be a "desktop" computer weighing in excess of 220 pounds.
There is a whole other class of computers called super computers - used for weather forcasting, climate research, molecular modeling, and other large scale research activities. Pictured are the internals of two different super computers, the ILLIAC IV and the CDC 7600.
Repeating patters from a design of air cooled integrated circuts, prodouced by the Amdahl Corporation - were used in many of the former large scale mainframe computers.
A logo of one of the original Lisp machines produced in 1983 by Richard Greenblatt of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Before Pixar made movies, they made computers. Just through the design of their computer you can tell they were a design oriented company.
The PowerBook 100 was one of Apple's original portable laptop computers, released in 1991 featuring a 9 inch LCD display with 640x400 pixel resolution.
Many people bought the IBM personal computer just for the keyboard alone - each key was tested to be reliable to over 100 million keystrokes
Only 63 of the first Apple I computers, built in 1976, are known to exist, and each one was hand built by Steve Wozniak.
Sold in 1965 this was the first successful minicomputer, which combined both wood and digital styling.
Closeup of a cat-5 ethernet cable.