Video: Steampunk Gadgets Romanticize Victorian Era Technology

A video to start the day. It’s a quick look at the life of a steampunk designer who mods laptops and other consumer electronics to look like they came from an earlier era. The star of the video is a Victorian-esque laptop, which is nothing more than an off-the-shelf HP. After some time in his basement workshop—just like Santa—the designer is more than happy to show it off. Why the Victorian era? Because that’s the last time devices were built to last and not built to fall apart as soon as you open the box.

Peak Into a Steampunk Workshop [Wall Street Journal]