Daily Archive: May 3, 2017

Enigma machine

Like all the best cryptography, the Enigma machine is simple to describe, but infuriating to break. Straddling the border between mechanical and electrical, Enigma looked from the outside like an oversize typewriter. Enter the...

Japanese sex catalog from the 1930’s

This is a Japanese sex catalog from the 1930’s that features numerous scary looking implements. And while it is visually quite striking, perhaps the best characteristic is the fractured version of English that the...