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Jed's Other Poem Video

by Seth Brau in Tech on 28 June 2007


With the dawn of the future just days away (yeah, I'm talking about the iPhone), I couldn't have discovered this interesting lo-fi music video at a more perfect time. Programmed entirely in Applesoft II on a vintage 1979 Apple ][+ with 48K of RAM (pictured above), the music video for Grandaddy's song "Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)" is a beautifully mesmerizing experiment that reveals the capabilities of this vintage technology. Using a computer so old it only types in all caps and lacks a hard drive, a mouse and even up and down arrow keys, Stewart Smith was able to create an elegant type-based video utilizing code and techniques that today seem ancient. Eat your heart out iPhone! See the video here.

via Motionographer


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