Abandon Wear T-shirts
By James Grahame
You've probably heard of Abandonware, vintage software that exists in copyright limbo. Mark Farinas has taken the concept into the physical realm with a line of t-shirts featuring (mostly) defunct tech logos. They're available through the red bubble digital printing service for $24.95.
He explains, "My hope is that, as you browse the site, you’ll catch a whiff of the freshly poured concrete and cardboard boxes that filled the tiny industrial park store on the outskirts of town you bought your first system or software in. You’ll remember the 700 page catalogs you’d pour through looking for the best deal on a math co-processor. Or maybe you’ll flash back to midnight with all the lights out and your parents asleep as you finish those last few lines of BASIC you found in the back of '3-2-1 Contact' magazine."
Each shirt on the Abandonware site is accompanied by an informative writeup that makes it entertaining to browse. Now if only these digital printing places were cheaper.
[Update: Looks like the site was taken down and the shirts are no longer available on red bubble.]