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20/5/14 - I have made a new and much better version of this photo, please see here:
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The faint light coming from the vacuum tubes of this old stereo amplifier is almost not visible to the naked eye. But a long exposure in the dark, from a specific angle, revealed the true beauty of those tubes, which also marked the dawn of computers. Today's transistor based computers may be many millions of times faster, but cannot compete with the beauty of this vintage technology...

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