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    I thought a few of you might enjoy this. It is from a 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics.

    Technology sure has come a long way. Hehehe.

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    "The Computer will be easy to use"

    Wow, I guess they were way off. Bill Gates made sure of that.
    lol

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    i wouldnt put that in my home.. it resembles a big stove...

    Or do they mean the old man?

    i wouldnt put that in my home...
    that makes no logic

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    interesting how they where way off with their prediction... just goes to show advances in technology can't be predicted. Moore's Law was broken with the invention of PS3's new cell architecture (the cell is ahead of the law by about 20 years). Wonder what'll be next.
    They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, you hear satanic messages. Thats nothing, cause if you play it forwards, it installs Windows.

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    I hope I get one of those under my X-Mas tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (0zzy @ Nov. 23 2004,9:28)]"The Computer will be easy to use"

    Wow, I guess they were way off. Bill Gates made sure of that.
    lol
    Yeah, Microsoft "works".

    WW2 and NASA spawned an incredible amount of the technology we now use.

    I remember watching reruns of the old Donna Reed Show - the newer ones. In one episode she was working for a company that had a computer that size of a refrigerator.

    Anybody remember the size of the computers in Colossus - The Forbin Project?

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    Cool, that reminds me of the issue of National Geographic that i found in a hospital waiting room, it was from 1956.
    You have just recieved the Amish Computer Virus. Since the Amish don't have computers, it is based on the honor system. So please delete all the files from your computer. Thank you for your cooperation.

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