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C-Mac
08-28-2006, 03:30 PM
My dad sent me this. Its a copy of a page out of a 1954 Popular Mechanics magazine talking about the home computer that...."will require not yet invented technology"

PC (http://www.gigglesnfarts.com/Misc/computer1954PopMechanica.jpg)

Saulbadguy
08-28-2006, 03:32 PM
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp

C-Mac
08-28-2006, 03:32 PM
That's one cool mouse...

Dartgod
08-28-2006, 03:33 PM
Wrong...

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp

C-Mac
08-28-2006, 03:34 PM
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp

Well there you go, cant even trust dad anymore......

Braincase
08-28-2006, 03:35 PM
I dig the double steering wheel, but the damn thing needs some RIMS!

Saulbadguy
08-28-2006, 03:35 PM
Well there you go, cant even trust dad anymore......
Just remember the rule..

Fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd always means its BULLSHIT.

C-Mac
08-28-2006, 03:36 PM
Just remember the rule..

Fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd usually means its BULLSHIT.

:)

Otter
08-28-2006, 03:37 PM
True or not, what the heck is that big sailboat steering wheel thing off to the left?

:hmmm:

Baby Lee
08-28-2006, 03:37 PM
Apparently in the 50s, personal computing was envisioned to be the contemporaneous monitoring of scores of pressure gauges.

ROFL - saw the topic header and my first thought was 'who's going to get to snopes first?'

C-Mac
08-28-2006, 03:37 PM
Well at least I know this is real....

Baby Lee
08-28-2006, 03:39 PM
Well at least I know this is real....
Gah! That kid's nipples are nearly in his armpits.

headsnap
08-28-2006, 03:41 PM
Well at least I know this is real....
you and your dad?

C-Mac
08-28-2006, 03:45 PM
you and your dad?

Naw...just stumbled onto a Bronco's pep rally.

HemiEd
08-28-2006, 04:49 PM
That thing does not look to much different than the one we had at WSU to learn cobol on, except for the steering wheels.

Rain Man
08-28-2006, 04:52 PM
I realize that predicting the future is a risky endeavor, but I'm surprised that they would predict that a home computer could dive to 20,000 feet and fire nuclear missiles at Krushchev.

Rausch
08-28-2006, 04:53 PM
Gah! That kid's nipples are nearly in his armpits.

Catfish-nips!

sd4chiefs
08-28-2006, 04:57 PM
I wrote programs in Fortran back in college about a 100 years ago.

Zebedee DuBois
08-28-2006, 06:41 PM
I wrote programs in Fortran back in college about a 100 years ago.
Yes, I found your work on a 9 inch disc, copied it, and turned it in for my homework. Thanks for the A.

cdcox
08-28-2006, 06:44 PM
Heh, my FORTRAN programs were on punch cards.

cdcox
08-28-2006, 06:50 PM
Here is a quote I found that actualy did come from PM about the future of computers:

"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons,
computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons. " - Popular Mechanics March, 1949.