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2002 The Bat-Computer

2002 The Bat-Computer

Posted to Flickr on 03 January 2011.

I’ve always been fascinated with computers, and for many years I tinkered and modified them, but in the summer of 2002 my brother and I built a one-of-a-kind, high-end PC from the ground up. The black case had a clear panel on the side with a view of the internals, which I tricked out with a Batman theme just for fun.

This computer, called "Gotham City," served me well until it died about a two years ago. It’s been sitting in a corner since then unceremoniously gathering dust until today, when I fired it up to watch it glow for one last time.

The time when building and maintaining a custom computer was rewarding has passed for me. I doubt I’ll ever assemble a PC again. In that sense, this unique PC was the last of its kind.

This is one of many curious items collected in JD’s House of Miscellany.


Meanwhile, the Bat-Computer has also been seen elsewhere:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.


This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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Batman is a superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (1939). The rich industrial, playboy, and philanthropist Bruce Wayne, having watched his parents murdered as a child, swore to protect Gotham City from criminals by honing his physical and mental skills to the peak of human perfection. The Dark Knight’s costume varies but typically includes a cowl with bat-like ears, a scalloped cape, a utility belt, and a stylized bat emblem on the chest. He is often depicted as part of the Justice League superhero team along with Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and others. The character was played by Adam West in the television series Batman (1966), voiced by Kevin Conroy in Batman: The Animated Series (1992), and played by Christian Bale in a series of films directed by Christopher Nolan starting with Batman Begins (2005).


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