Wednesday, December 01, 2004

ye olde home computer

Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics' Magazine....

Scientists from RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.

This was sent by a coworker via email, so I sent him a link to the discussion on and he said 'well done watson, i expected as much'.
google comes through again.

1 comment:

k2h said...

nice pic. I would have fallen for it. I especially like how they showed the origional picture. and WHAT ON EARTH would a stearing wheel be doing on a super computer! you've gotta know its just not right.