Computer World cover
May 10, 2005 10:00 AM   Subscribe

What computer is on the cover of Kraftwerk's Computer World album?
posted by donth to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
I always took it just to be a stylized thing - not a direct reference. On the other hand, it looks a lot like the old TRS-80 Model iiis
posted by vacapinta at 10:04 AM on May 10, 2005

or a wang 2200... but my bet would be on a stylized version as well.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 10:13 AM on May 10, 2005

Maybe a stylized ADM 3A
posted by jazon at 10:29 AM on May 10, 2005

Best answer: I always thought it was a VT-100 but comparing the two shows it's similar, but not quite.

Regarding the original record, anybody know of somewhere online with scans of the LP's picture sleeve? Although there's a bonus track, those photos weren't part of my Japanese-import CD's packaging.
posted by Rash at 1:25 PM on May 10, 2005

Best answer: That would be the Hazeltine 1500 which was just a cursor-addressable ASCII terminal, not a computer of any kind.
Closest match visually and time-wise.
posted by nj_subgenius at 2:11 PM on May 10, 2005

Here's a clearer shot of the Hazeltine that better shows off the similarities.
posted by kindall at 2:38 PM on May 10, 2005

just a terminal too, i always thought.
posted by amberglow at 4:23 PM on May 10, 2005

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