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The Lost History of Socialism’s DIY Computer

The Lost History of Socialism’s DIY Computer

This is a charming story of how Yugoslavia bootstrapped its own PC industry – open source, assembled at home, 4kb memory – and established a proto-internet involving DJ transmissions and cassettes. You can see why Galaksijas pass hands for thousands of dollars these days, which of course just makes for more melancholia.

By Michael Eby. Originally published 02/08/20.

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