I don't know if I'm more sick of this Gotye song or that Call Me Maybe song (though Gangnam Style is quickly catching up to both of them) but this is actually pretty freaking cool: a bunch of old computer parts—hardrives, scanners, etc—combine to sing the song, 'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Gotye.
Everyone knows being in a band is cool. But what's cooler is making your own band out of old computer parts and then getting it to play a note-prefect version of The Animals' House Of The Rising Sun.
Screw the stock market, screw cash monies, I'm putting everything I have in gold. And you know where you can pan for gold these days? Your old computer. There's always been tiny traces of gold (some as thinner than human hair) on the circuit boards. Just rip 'em and melt 'em for a gold nugget.
This 1942 ad for a comptometer is just perfect because first of all, I had no idea what a comptometer was (a mechanical calculator, basically) and second, the spec sheet is wonderful: no glare dials, elimination of non-essential zeroes, and a "Keystroke Censor."
Alright that thing looks like a crapload of old wires and tubes, but it could turn into the world's oldest working stored program computer if England's National Museum of Computing in Bletchley can raise the funds to reboot it.