Between video games, spreadsheets, musical instruments, weather forecasts, cameras and more, the amount of life-changing things made possible on our smartphones is made possible thanks to over five decades of developing increasingly powerful – yet smaller – computer chips. Needless to say, it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t that long ago when even the humble desktop PC was considered revolutionary.

Since a number of these computers – such as the IBM 1401 and Alan Turing’s Pilot ACE – predated modern color photography, they weren’t able to receive the same treatment that goes into showcasing the design similar to Apple’s minimalist contemporary motifs.

In his new Guide to Computing photograph series, UK-based photographer James Ball ‘digitally restored’ the historical artifacts to their original form; giving a modern up-close and realistic look at the evolution of Moore’s Law:  





See the full collection over at Docubyte.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.