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Andrei in the office

Corporate insight. 50 year predictions...

In 1954 RAND corporation built a mock up of a home computer. They said, it would take 50 years for the technology to allow this kind of computer. Below the cut is their fairly accurate prediction about what a computer would look like. I think they almost hit it dead on...

Edit: Please note: Thanks to muelos this is in fact a hoax.

(Make sure to read the caption under the picture)

Personally, I don't know where I'd be today if I didn't have my captain's wheel.

RAND corporation...

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Hey at least they got the part about a TTY interface and Fortran right.

It's been downhill since they snuck in all this C nonsense.

Gaming geek observation: patently this is what Marc had in mind with the specs for shipboard computers in the original Traveller.

(Some urban myths DESERVE to be true!)

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