A privately owned assortment of far more than 500 items of retro computer system and know-how heritage has been ruined by a Russian bomb in the metropolis of Mariupol. The war in Ukraine is a tragedy on so quite a few concentrations, but although it in no way matches up to the senseless having of lives by the invading Russian forces, the destruction of the Mariupol Computer Museum is nonetheless saddening.
It has been reported that the Mariupol Computer Museum in Ukraine, a privately owned collection of above 500 items of retro computing, consoles and technologies from the 1950s to the early 2000s, a selection approximately 20 a long time in the producing, has been wrecked by a bomb. pic.twitter.com/7xKi3yYjthMarch 23, 2022
The destruction was highlighted by Mark Howlett on Twitter, and verified by the Ukrainian Application and Computer system Museum account, which operates museums in Kharkiv and Kyiv. The owner of the Mariupul assortment, Dmitry Cherepanov, is reportedly harmless, though his assortment of desktops, consoles, and assorted tech from fifty yrs of computing has been wiped out.
“There is neither my museum nor my dwelling,” writes Cherepanov on his Fb page, it8little bit.club.
The museum by itself could be gone, but Cherepanov has been chronicling his assortment of exhibits online for some time now, and while this is all that is still left, it is even now a resource worth examining out. There are a host of intriguing outdated devices, together with the Commodore C64, which however holds a area in my coronary heart as the pretty to start with computer system I owned outright myself. Beloved that little dude. Though I did trade it in with my brother’s Spectrum 128 to get an Amiga 500.
As very well as images and info about all the 120 pcs and consoles in his assortment, Cherepanov also hosts RetroBit Radio on the web page, far too. That’s also worth paying out some time on, if you at any time really feel the have to have for an ’80s / ’90s gaming temper.
If you have any memories of the songs of the old demo scene it will be a genuine strike of nostaligia. Cherepanov has established up a Paypal account for donations, the particulars of which you can locate on his Facebook web site.