A privately owned collection of additional than 500 pieces of retro personal computer and know-how background has been wrecked by a Russian bomb in the city of Mariupol. The war in Ukraine is a tragedy on so lots of stages, but although it in no way matches up to the senseless having of life by the invading Russian forces, the destruction of the Mariupol Laptop Museum is continue to saddening.
It has been documented that the Mariupol Computer Museum in Ukraine, a privately owned selection of about 500 goods of retro computing, consoles and technology from the 1950s to the early 2000s, a selection just about 20 many years in the making, has been ruined by a bomb. pic.twitter.com/7xKi3yYjthMarch 23, 2022
The destruction was highlighted by Mark Howlett on Twitter, and verified by the Ukrainian Software package and Laptop Museum account, which operates museums in Kharkiv and Kyiv. The owner of the Mariupul selection, Dmitry Cherepanov, is reportedly safe and sound, although his selection of desktops, consoles, and assorted tech from fifty yrs of computing has been wiped out.
“There is neither my museum nor my household,” writes Cherepanov on his Fb web page, it8bit.club.
The museum itself may be long gone, but Cherepanov has been chronicling his selection of reveals on the net for some time now, and although this is all that’s remaining, it is even now a resource well worth checking out. There are a host of interesting aged machines, together with the Commodore C64, which nonetheless retains a put in my coronary heart as the really very first laptop I owned outright myself. Cherished that little person. Though I did trade it in with my brother’s Spectrum 128 to get an Amiga 500.
As nicely as pictures and information about all the 120 desktops and consoles in his assortment, Cherepanov also hosts RetroBit Radio on the web-site, also. Which is also worthy of shelling out some time on, if you ever really feel the will need for an ’80s / ’90s gaming temper.
If you have any recollections of the tunes of the outdated demo scene it will be a actual strike of nostaligia. Cherepanov has established up a Paypal account for donations, the details of which you can find on his Fb webpage.