Monday, May 22, 2006

1954 computer

52 years ago this is what we thought the home computer would look like in 2004. What do you suppose the steering wheel was for???


squire said...

most days mine feels that complcated.

susan said...

wow, thank goodness technology surpassed its wildest dreams

jellyhead said...

What was the steering wheel for? For the hard drive of course! he he

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Jellyhead is so witty, isn't she? "For the hard drive." *LMAOROF*

But, the steering wheel is probably to change from one drive to another, or maybe to move them. The hard drives were HUGE.

That's when I decided that I didn't want a computer because they took up too much room.

doubleknot said...

Who would have thought we would have computers that are like notebooks and ones that fit in our hands.
I like that picture shows just how far we have come.

wil said...

In 1949, Popular Mechanic Magazine predicted that "some day computers will weight less than 1-1/2 tons."

They were correct.

Oh, the wheel?

Thats actually the gear mechanism for the "safe" door. Behind which was their adware, malware and virus protection.


Since this was pre-"pong", maybe that is the forerunner of the "joystick".

Kerri said...

Looks just like my new computer :) And that guy must be the original 'techy' :)