Saturday, April 21, 2007

1950s preview of 2004 home computers

Check out this old news article which someone sent me. Very funny!

Very old computer
Caption: "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 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 and only..." [rest of the caption is cut off so I don't know what it says]

Update: Apparently this is fake. Still a funny idea though.

1 comment:

vaporland said...

It's not real - see here: