Atom is the name of "a hackable text editor" developed by Chris Wanstrath, the founder of software-building community GitHub. And while Atom is software, to celebrate their release of version 1.0 last year, Wanstrath and co. commissioned the mock-up of this dummy Atom-housing computer to create an amusingly old-school promo:
I can't decide which I like more: The spinning disc, the joystick or the Mr. Rogers sweater. Also, I wish I knew which design firm or fabrication house produced the physical object, but you guys know the deal: The ID'ers lot in life is to remain largely anonymous, none more so than modelmakers.
See also: Hilarious Industrial Design Fails - Weird PCs from the '90s