1966 prediction of the home computer

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Re: 1966 prediction of the home computer
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 12:12:12 pm »
WOW! Glad that never happened!! ;)
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Re: 1966 prediction of the home computer
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 12:16:27 pm »
That's what my home PC looks like now. Uncanny! ;D
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Re: 1966 prediction of the home computer
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 12:17:11 pm »
That is class, and surprisingly accurate too, all they really got wrong is the amount of machines used, we can do it all from one machine, the PC, or Mac if you swing that way. 

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Re: 1966 prediction of the home computer
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 12:25:08 pm »
I liked the way he tried to fake that the printer was actually working by slowly pulling the paper from underneath a cardboard box  ;D

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Re: 1966 prediction of the home computer
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 12:36:17 pm »
Yeah I noticed the printer too.  ;D

I also noticed that the kids don’t have a 3D Shoot ‘Em Up.  :D

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Re: 1966 prediction of the home computer
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 09:52:56 pm »
I liked the way he tried to fake that the printer was actually working by slowly pulling the paper from underneath a cardboard box  ;D

Yeah, but it was a rather neat looking fake printer for its day!

Also note that not once did she or he use a / the keyboard. Instead, they spent a lot of time twisting 'knobs and switches' that "did things".

So typical of the 50's and early 60's. Good stuff!!

Most of our smart phones today have more computing power than 5 of those rooms full of equipment!! Imagine 50 years from today's technology!! :o
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Re: 1966 prediction of the home computer
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 04:39:15 pm »
The knob that 'just does stuff' is a wondrous invention and I agree should not be overlooked.  :lol:

 


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