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Nerd calendar puts joy back in joy-sticks

The Local · 28 Dec 2012, 11:14

Published: 28 Dec 2012 11:14 GMT+01:00

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The Nerd Dreams Calendar every month presents a classic computer being operated by a young woman.

The oldest device in the collection is the Commodore PET 2001 from 1977, presented by Steffanie in an office, but the calendar also includes much-loved historical milestones for the sad-and-lonely everywhere, such as the Commodore C64, the Atari ST, as well as a number of Macs from the early days of Apple.

Check out the calendar here!

The calendar was conceived by the three self-confessed nerds, though the pictures were taken by Anna Schnauss in Frankfurt. "We sub-contracted everything that had nothing to do with computers," said Nerd Dreams' Henning Schneider.

But unfortunately for Henning, few of the models consider themselves actual tech geeks or gamers - except for Scarlett, who presents the Sinclair ZX81 dressed as Lara Croft. "I like first-person shooters the best," she said during her photo-shoot in a Frankfurt bar.

"We just wanted to make the calendar that we always wanted ourselves," said Nerd Dreams programmer Jan Kaufmann from Karlsruhe.

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The makers also added that the calendar was designed to be "suitable for work."

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12:28 December 28, 2012 by jg.
Scarlett with the Sinclair ZX81. Schneider: "Built in the UK in 1981 and the first attempt to bring a console to every home."

ZX80 first, then the ZX81.
16:12 December 28, 2012 by herr x
the woman in the picture above certainly put the joy back into my joystick! sehr hart wie gerhard!
12:26 January 18, 2013 by simski
More like Hipster Dream.
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