In the late 1950s, an anonymous IBM programmer [who was clearly cut from the same cloth as our fearless leader, Mr. Skin SC] created the world's earliest known figurative computer art. The rendering? A cathode ray tube screen version of a George Petty pin-up girl.

Using a $238 million military computer built as air defense system, the employee took some time off from entering line-based image of coastline, to render lustful line segments on the 19-inch screen instead.

Get all the nerdy details about this fascinating retro raunch over at The Atlantic!