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Thursday, November 29, 2007

False but hilarious predictions

The professor in my brother's computer class shared with them this interesting picture. It is a picture from the 1951 issue of Popular Mechanics of how a home computer will look like in the year 2004:

Because the comment under the picture is unreadable, I will type it again here:

Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look like in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admits 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.

I think the wheel adds a very sophisticated touch, right?


Dave said...

Sorry, it's a hoax, but a funny one nonetheless.

Lulu said...

lol..thanks Dave for pointing this out.

Anonymous said...

7atta law hoax, I want one!
My muscles would sure be buffed up in no time with that mouse wheel.


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