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Home computer 2004, as predicted in 1954


Malicious Intent

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It appears to have a steering wheel. Need for Speed Underground anyone? :blink:

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Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine

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Looks like today's average Windows-based PC :lol:

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Is that picture real? If so what was the year it was taken? I am glad that our computers don't occupy that much space.

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My computer is a smaller and older chinese model.

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hehehe.... I wanna steering wheel.... I wanna steering wheel !!! :lol:

vrooooooooooooooooooom

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how about one in a 1939 packard?

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how about one in a 1939 packard?

oooOOOOOO nice!! That's what I call ................ a steering wheel !!

They just dont make them like that these days. :rolleyes:

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That Packard looks nice!!! I'm told my grandfather had two Pierce Arrows

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Here's a pic of the mini-Mac - it's 6.5 X 2 inches!

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Yeah, no airbag. :lol:

They don't make computers like the one above anymore either. :)

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Here's a pic of the mini-Mac - it's 6.5 X 2 inches!

there's no steering wheel... you can keep it :P

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Those old cars are neat. When I was in the car business a few yrs back, we would go to auctions that had collector cars only. Those were a lot of fun.

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there's no steering wheel... you can keep it :P

:lol:

It's a Mac........you can keep it. :bigsmile:

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HAHAHAHAAHAAHHAAH!!!!

I need a steering wheel too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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I only have one left. It's from an Edsel. :D

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Anyone want to take a guess at what a computer will look like 50 years from now?

;)

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That computer pic was actually posted in the "funny computer pics" thread about six months ago.

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That computer pic was actually posted in the "funny computer pics" thread about six months ago.

Are you getting the urge to merge? :lol:

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I want that Star trek hologram thing

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That computer pic was actually posted in the "funny computer pics" thread about six months ago.

SHHHHH:o

Not straight after I laughed at DAIC for double posting a joke.

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how about this one???? :lol:

A "portable" computer with a tape drive? It's the IBM 5100 Portable Computer, one of the very first personal computers. This particular example has been expanded to 32K and originally cost $14,275 in 1976. It has a tape drive that took normal cassette tapes, and a teeny, tiny little screen.

The owner adds:

The IBM 5100 Portable Computer was IBM's 1st attempt to build a personal computer back in 1974. Weighing in at 50 pounds and costing around $10,000, the IBM 5100 had a built-in tape drive, a small CRT and the capability of running programs in either BASIC or APL (A Programming Language, created by IBM). IBM used its own proprietary circuit modules throughout and did not rely on an Intel microprocessor, unlike the microcomputers that would come out in the following years.

The monitor could display 16 lines of 64 characters each, the memory could be expanded to 64K, and the tape drive used a 1/4 inch tape cartridge similar to an 8-track stereo tape that could store about 200 K of data.

Although designed to be a small business computer, the high cost and lack of interfacing capability limited the acceptance of what could be called the 1st personal computer, the IBM 5100.

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SHHHHH:o

Not straight after I laughed at DAIC for double posting a joke.

:lol: or quoting himself, that kills me (then again, i've been known to do it occasionally). :lol:

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