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In 1954 this is what they said the home computer would look like in the year 2004. Boy mine sure don't look like this.:eek:mg:
 

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A friend emailed me that picture last night. Looks like a control room for something. I'm glad technology progressed a little faster than they thought it would.:lmao:

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It's amazing how far we've come. When I graduated, well almost, in '73 my high school had just gotten it's first computer They had to set aside a whole math room for it as I recall. I started out with a Commodore 64 with no hard drive. My first system with a hard drive had 10 mb of storage and I said no way I'd ever fill it up but I did. I've had every version of Intel machine except a 80286 and the hard drives got bigger on each one and every time I knew I'd never fill 'em but I always managed. Now have a 120 Gigabyte hd and I can't fill it up. Guess I will though if I ever start burning movies on it. I remember how cool it was when the Amiga came out and it took those new-fangled 3.5 inch floppies! The shame is that I used to know more about 'puters than I do now. In the early days you had to know DOS and at least some rudimentary programming but with the advent of Windows and point and click a lot of knowledge isn't required. Not that I'm knocking it, mind you. Hutch
 

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Funny, it loks just like mine:zoomin:

Monitor, keyboard, printer, and a steering wheel!

The only thing they missed was the mouse!

Reminds me of when I was in high school, about 1970. There was a program to learn about computers at Dalhousie University, so i went. They had a mainframe, the latest and greatest. It had 4K of ram. Storage was on discs with four platters about 18" dia. Had its own A/C system, and a control panel took two men to run. The puter itself took up a room about 15 by 60.

They told us that when they placed the order they needed two floors of the building, but by the time they got it the size had dropped and the speed had doubled!
 

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I guess they were expecting the future homeowner users to be a little savvy to operate the machine. Note the GSOD (Gray Screen of Death) on the monitor. :D
 

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I've seen this picture before. Unfortunately, it's fake. You are actually looking at a submarine control room with the monitor, printer and guy thrown in. If I can find the article that proved it was fake I will post it.
 

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Well that would explain what the steering wheel looking thing is for.:D
 

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yees -- that is an enhanced photo- BUt it is a pix of the 1956 ford superbird -- an experimental car personally designed by the then dying Henry Ford sr. -- designed asa multi use passenger car that could alos be used as a camper, bus, tractor and amphibious transporter -- it was looked at by the navy and underwent substantial field testing-- it failed the test when after 6 months of rigorous testing at sea--- it was discovered by the white house special tester vice president Richard Milhous Nixon that the vessel had no seats -- and so it went down in history --
 

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UPDATE

Originally posted by DGT6000_OWNER
I've seen this picture before. Unfortunately, it's fake. You are actually looking at a submarine control room with the monitor, printer and guy thrown in. If I can find the article that proved it was fake I will post it.
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/Kenntx/Fun%20Stuff/computer.jpg">
 
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