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Friday Fun: It’s 1978. Here’s Your YouTube User Manual.

A thought experiment in retro aesthetics.

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RetroFuturs

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Okay so remember those user manuals that used to come with European electronics in the 1970s? (Stay with me here.) What if those were still around? And what if Web services like YouTube and Facebook all had them? Here’s what they’d look like.

Created by Stéphane Massa-Bidal, they’re actually available as posters from RetroFuturs.

[Via NowhereElse]

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RetroFuturs

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RetroFuturs

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About the author

Cliff was director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.

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