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Winamp Skin Museum

I had a madeleine moment last night. The Winamp Skin Museum is a window into a time when you thought of your computer’s interface as an extension of yourself. The affordances many people sought from computers were few: play music, surf the net, manage email, contacts, a calendar, word processing, and spreadsheets. Especially during the reign of Microsoft, the tools with which you could accomplish these things were well-realized and ubiquitous. Winamp Skin Museum full article

Default Filename TV

Default Filename TV showcases YouTube videos with default filenames. They really do share a certain vibe. Default filenames are a kind of shibboleth for digital honesty. As the author pointed out, this has the added benefit of jamming your YouTube recommendations. Default Filename TV full article

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