Stasi radio monitoring department, hard at work, 1980s


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#2

my question is , how did the stasi know what this part of my dream audio recording studio of the mid 1970’s look like ?? ok , my recorders were mostly 4channel simyl-syncs ; and they seem to have left out the mix panels , musician recording booths , smoking and listening lounge , and such , but stilllll !! ~


#3

Anytime I see anything East Germany related, I can’t help to think that at least they got those awesome wallpaper patterns. What do we get for living in our surveillance dystopia?


#4

To be fair, you can probably find that wallpaper in some hipster, 80s, website nostalgic for the old commie days…


#5

Oh man, all that old Soviet tech. The hipster engineer in me drools for this.


#6

Stasi? I think those are shock-jocks.


#7

Someone fiddled with the image. Here’s the original:


#8

No wallpaper, but they appear to have almost everything else.


#9

Doesn’t look very soviet to me. I saw some familiar terminals and a IBM compatible PC.


#10

Here’s another photo from the original article:


#11

The PC in the first photo is not Soviet. I believe it’s an East German Robotron EC 1834, introduced in 1988. This means that the photo was taken within a year or two of German reunification, or perhaps staged after reunification by someone with access to old Stasi equipment.


#12

Those headphones look nice actually.


#13

The NSA later surpassed the Stasi’s domestic surveillance capacity, though through much more labor-efficient means

What you call efficiency, I call the destruction of the once-thriving spy sector of our workforce!


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