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Vault of Al Capone

Vault of Al Capone

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"Vault of Al Capone": A Spectacle of Suspense in American Television

One look and you'll easily guess that this piece celebrates American television and it's role in our post-war history as a country.  To encapsulate any form of art into a name is often deceptively difficult, but picking one was perhaps the most arduous because TV, like the modern computer, is a complicated and nuanced artifact for all of us.

To begin to unpack it all, let's rediscover the thrill of historical mystery with "Vault of Al Capone," a computer that salutes one of television's most dramatic live events: Geraldo Rivera's 1986 live broadcast to uncover the secrets of Al Capone's vault.  While it certainly became an event without a dramatic final act, it paradoxically secured its place as a seminal moment in American television history. It captured the rapt attention of millions and set the stage for the future of reality TV.

A Design That Speaks to Showmanship and Security

Echoing the opulence of Capone's heyday, "Vault of Al Capone" is designed with the luxurious lines and wood finishes characteristic of the 1920s. It marries the aesthetic of the Art Deco movement with the robustness of the post-war American television set, creating a computer that looks as secure as a vault and as classic as the iconic gangster's legacy.

"Vault of Al Capone" reflects the grandeur of the event that, although anticlimactic for Rivera, was a resounding success in terms of entertainment. This machine is crafted for those who value the allure of history interwoven with the thrill of discovery.

The Climactic Moment in Televised Entertainment

The unsealing of Capone's vault was a watershed moment in time, demonstrating the immense drawing power of live television and the unpredictable nature of reality-based programming. It underscored the lesson that not every treasure hunt yields gold, but often times the hunt and journey itself can be the real treasure.

A Respite During Turbulent Times

As "Vault of Al Capone's" incorporated monitor keeps a keen eye on digital currencies, they echo the escapism provided during an era fraught with anxieties. In 1986, America was confronting the aftermath of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, the ongoing Cold War with its ever-present threat of nuclear tension, and the burgeoning AIDS crisis. Amid these somber realities, Rivera's take on a P.T. Barnum-like sideshow offered a momentary distraction and a much-needed reprieve from the weight of global and domestic issues that dominated the evening news.

A Reflection of American Resilience

This computer stands as a testament to the American spirit of resilience—a celebration of the moments that bring us together in shared anticipation and hope. The "Vault of Al Capone" is not just a nod to a bygone era but a beacon of the creativity and curiosity that continue to define the American narrative.

Embrace a Piece of Pop Culture with "Vault of Al Capone"

With "Vault of Al Capone," you invite into your home a piece of Americana that is as intriguing as the unsolved mysteries of the past and as captivating as the stories that shape our present. It's a computer that offers more than storage and speed—it offers a slice of history and a reminder of the collective journey we've shared through moments of uncertainty and excitement.

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It's Cool Inside

Building the fastest cutting-edge computer requires not just traditional liquid cooling (which all of our models have) but each one is outfitted with our patented heat displacement mechanism which leverages the natural anisotropic properties of a gymnosperm. In other words, the cooling system kicks ass.

Oh, and the sound system incorporated into each computer is second-to-none.