Yesterday, Andy Baio sent this tweet out:
"What's that? Oh, just my secret stash of 1,200 screenshots of computer interfaces from old movies. screen.waxy.org/screenshots"
To Baio's unexpected surprise a few people hit the ground running with that tweet, making easily viewable interfaces of the nerd goldmine. The goldmine he casually did the literal rendition of I'll just put this right here.
I hypnotically hit the space bar over and over on gui.neocities.org, created by Peter Hellberg -- transfixed by the hideously, wonderful fake interfaces. So much terrible goodness! I have always wondered who the lucky people were behind making those fake screens. I still don't have the answer, but now I can look at over 1,200 screenshots from 47 films of bastardized, amazingness of fake computer screens from (just to name a few) such gems as Alien, Hackers, The Net, Jurassic Park, and the mother of all fake comptuer screens War Games.
Read more about the story on Baio's blog. Below are some of my favorites -- but make sure you go through them. So many great ones!
Thank you for your obsessive, good work Andy Baio and Mike Leitz. We all were able to get a little nostaligic instead of working.