Incredible cutaways reveal retro tech's secrets

'Inside Information' takes a fun look at some of the most iconic gadgets of yesteryear.

Cutaway illustration of a Moog synthesizer

Ever wondered what's going on inside the most iconic gadgets? Ali, Phil, Jim, and Tich did — the U.K.-based collective works under the name Dorothy, and they've produced a series of stunning images imagining life beneath the surface — as told through tiny, illustrated characters recreating iconic, historical moments.


Let's start with a true icon: the original 1984 Macintosh computer.

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As you can probably tell, they're not true to life. But the £30 (around $40) posters are an imaginative look at all the features and history of these category-defining products.

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Next up, a Moog synthesizer...


The collection covers physical products that defined generations of technology, culture, and art...

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Did you spot this famous film figure in the last drawing?

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Who knows which gadgets of the future could one day receive the same treatment? A Tesla perhaps? Or maybe AirPods. The iPhone is certainly deserving. But, ultimately, it's up to the Dorothy team.

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