Moore's law continues to dictate that computers are getting ever more powerful. We now carry supercomputers around in our pockets which were beyond the imaginations even of sci-fi authors a few decades ago.
But just because the computers of the '40s, '50s and '60s were a tad on the slow side compared with the latest iPhone doesn't mean they aren't beautiful, or that they shouldn't be remembered and cherished.
So, for precisely those reasons, V3 brings you a gallery of ancient machines. Or, more prosaically, computer porn, the SFW kind.
First we have Faith Lillibridge at the NORC console. The picture, we're told, shows Faith on the fifth floor of Columbia University Watson Lab in New York in 1954. This beautiful contraption cost $250,000 in 1952.
Some parts of Atacama have not received rainfall for 500 years - but a sudden deluge of water upset the Desert's delicate biological balance
Spitzer Space Telescope could not spot Oumuamua, suggesting that it is actually pretty small
Greenland crater one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth
This long-sought progenitor star was identified in an image captured by Hubble in 2007