With its fine wooden craftsmanship, mantel clock, and Underwood keyboard, this computational engine would hardly seem out of place in a respectable, middle-class home circa 1900.
And note the vertically mounted, transparent optical drive below the monitor.
“Celebrate the historical heritage of the modern Personal Computer…the way it should have been,” proclaims its maker, the Datamancer (aka Rich Nagy).
Regrettably, the Computational Engine no longer exists as the functioning Windows XP PC it once was. Nagy dismantled it prior to a cross-country move, and it has been sitting in storage for the past year and a half. He’s currently working on an improved version.
A former Web designer from New Jersey, now relocated to California, the Datamancer is now a full-time, professional commission artist.
Photo: Courtesy of Richard Nagy of Datamancer.net