I've seen it called retrofuturistic, but that would imply that tech is fixed and has an unique inspiration. I think SS13 is closer to reality, where technology moves forward but machines that grow old and obsolete aren't always replaced or upgraded.

The result is a station where sentient positronics coexist with brain-in-a-jar cyborgs, and the crew uses dot-matrix PDAs to send messages to each other. This happens in reality, even now the military is carrying literal nuke disks—

—while the navy organizes their documents on computers running MSDOS. In the end it's both funny and good since it gives creators the liberty to add almost whatever they want, present or future.

I fully expect the HoP’s account database to be stored in tape drives.

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