Can You Guess What the First Ever Computer Art Was? (Porn. It Was Porn)S

The 1950s computer was not for the everyman, unless, of course, that everyman had a government-defense budget to work with.

Well in 1956, as it so happens, there was one man-about-town who had the opportunity to work with a $238 million military computer. And what did this industrious artist do with the unprecedented power at his fingertips? Make outlines of naked chicks, naturally.

As The Atlantic notes, this drawing of a pin-up girl, made with technology originally intended for protection in an apocalyptic scenario, was probably the first ever human likeness seen on a computer screen.

And this, boys and girls, is how the prologue to Snapchat was born. [The Atlantic]