21 September 2004

1954's Home of the Future

In 1954 RAND predicted that this would be the Home Computer of 2004, and would be easy to use and programmed in Fortran! Ummm.

Thanks to: Metafilter.

UPDATE 2004-09-29 Okay it looks like this was a hoax; still pretty funny though RAND Hoax: "The picture is actually an entry submitted to an image modification competition, taken from an original photo of a submarine maneuvering room console found on U.S. Navy web site, converted to grayscale, and modified to replace a modern display panel and TV screen with pictures of a decades-old teletype/printer and television (as well as to add the gray-suited man to the left-hand side of the photo)"

Posted by mofoghlu at September 21, 2004 9:57 AM | TrackBack