Vision of the “home computer” in 1954

From a Scientific American article in 1954:

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Caption: Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a “home computer” could look 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 those problems. With the teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.

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~ by Nathan on March 8, 2007.

One Response to “Vision of the “home computer” in 1954”

  1. Heh. The steering wheel’s the best thing -ever- but… http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp

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