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A tour through the instruction manuals of yesterday's toys and technology

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Lego Galaxy Explorer (FLICKR)
Lego Galaxy Explorer (FLICKR)

There's something romantic about delving into the history of certain types of technology, and there's no more fetishized tool to that end then the trusty instruction manual. Wired takes a look at a number of different manuals, ranging from the Bang & Olufsen Beovox 2 speaker and the Lego Galaxy Explorer set — all the way to the manual for a 1976 GMC Motorhome. If you've ever found yourself combing through the pages of an old computer catalog, amazed at just how far we've come, we think the collection will be right up your alley.