Docubyte’s photographs of these aging objects have been digitally restored and returned to their original form by studio ink. Since many of the machines predate modern color photography, ‘guide to computing’ showcases them in a never-before-seen context. These massive mainframes were intended to be stood at, walked around, and sat at. The ever-evolving miniaturization of computers has rendered these objects charmingly naive and — from a modern day perspective — essentially obsolete. Set on a palette of colorful backdrops, the devices that make up the photo essay exhibit complex physical characteristics of a bygone time — a labyrinth of wires and an abundance of buttons epitomize both their beauty and fascinating mechanical attributes.