A privately owned selection of a lot more than 500 items of retro computer system and know-how background has been destroyed by a Russian bomb in the city of Mariupol. The war in Ukraine is a tragedy on so quite a few stages, but even though it in no way matches up to the senseless using of lives by the invading Russian forces, the destruction of the Mariupol Computer Museum is however saddening.
It has been noted that the Mariupol Computer Museum in Ukraine, a privately owned collection of around 500 goods of retro computing, consoles and technological know-how from the 1950s to the early 2000s, a assortment almost 20 many years in the generating, has been destroyed by a bomb. pic.twitter.com/7xKi3yYjthMarch 23, 2022
The destruction was highlighted by Mark Howlett on Twitter, and confirmed by the Ukrainian Application and Computer Museum account, which operates museums in Kharkiv and Kyiv. The proprietor of the Mariupul assortment, Dmitry Cherepanov, is reportedly safe and sound, however his selection of computer systems, consoles, and assorted tech from fifty many years of computing has been wiped out.
“There is neither my museum nor my residence,” writes Cherepanov on his Facebook webpage, it8bit.club.
The museum itself could be gone, but Cherepanov has been chronicling his selection of reveals on-line for some time now, and although this is all that is left, it is nevertheless a useful resource really worth checking out. There are a host of fascinating outdated machines, including the Commodore C64, which nevertheless retains a location in my coronary heart as the incredibly first pc I owned outright myself. Beloved that little man. Even though I did trade it in with my brother’s Spectrum 128 to get an Amiga 500.
As very well as photographs and facts about all the 120 pcs and consoles in his assortment, Cherepanov also hosts RetroBit Radio on the website, far too. Which is also worthy of spending some time on, if you ever feel the have to have for an ’80s / ’90s gaming temper.
If you have any memories of the audio of the outdated demo scene it will be a genuine strike of nostaligia. Cherepanov has set up a Paypal account for donations, the specifics of which you can obtain on his Facebook webpage.