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Bohemian Rhapsody Played by Vintage Comptuer Doo-dads

As a Child of the 70s and 80s, I loved this:

Massive Musical Geekery

Alltop and humor-blogs.com are also vintage. HT to Mental Floss.


  1. That was fun. Massive musical geekery, indeed! I enjoyed seeing some old school oscillograms in action.

    I find myself wondering how the person manipulated pitch on the scanner, though. (How geeky does that make me that I’m expending energy trying to figure this out?)

  2. Quizzling Quizzling

    That is remarkable, especially because I stopped paying attention to the tech and just started enjoying the music after a minute or so.

    My guess on the tones is what looks like a scanner is actually a dot matrix line printer (40 chars simultaneous) which can be made to produce different tones depending on what you print. So 40 “8”s are a lower tone than 40 periods. I think the other buzzing thing is a hard drive read/write head.

    An amazing amount of work!

  3. That printers got some talent

  4. “So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye … So you think you can love me and leave me to die.”


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