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This is what engineers in 1954 thought a "home computer" would look like in 50 years.
Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a 'home computer' could look like 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 these problems. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.
The photo is supposed to show a futuristic "home computer" designed by the RAND Corporation in 1954. And it'd be a wonderful artifact of retro-futurism. If it were true. The image was actually made during a Photoshop contest hosted by Fark back in 2004.
1957 ... control room - atomic test.
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1957 Control room- atomic test- early computers
Atomic bomb test control room, Nevada, 1957 (via x-ray delta one)
1957 Atomic testing control room
Phone from car (1959).
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My first car phone
Drive-Up Phone to use from car 1959. Our version of "mobile" phones back then!
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A drive up telephone, 1959 vintage photo.
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Mobile phone call, 1959
Rows and racks of magnetic tape storage.
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Check out the tape storage along the walls. We were flying at 1600 BPI.
1940s - 1950s Portable Dictaphone made by EMI - the Emidicta. Recordings would be made magnetically on a flat disk of magnetic material
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A 1940s - 1950s Portable Dictaphone, 1994_203 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
PC Case... cool!
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Tower case mod
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Computer Case Mod
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Honeywell 6080 mainframe system. The Honeywell 6000 series computers were rebadged versions of General Electric's 600-series mainframes manufactured by Honeywell International, Inc. from 1970 to 1989. Honeywell acquired the line when it purchased GE's computer division in 1970 and continued to develop them under a variety of names for many years.
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Windows count to ten ~ Funny pictures
DEC PDP-11/20 (1970).
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THE Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-11-20 COMPUTERS WERE USED AFTER THE NOVA ONE COMPUTERS THEY RAN ON THE FIRST VERSION OF UNIX CONTROLLING KODAK PHOTO PRINTERS
In October 1995, Be, Inc. unveiled its first (and last) computer, the BeBox.
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Retro Computer Friday - the BeBox from 1995! This machine features a true multi-threading, multi-tasking, GUI based system, built from the ground up and meant to compete with IBM and Apple. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/30/forgotten_tech_beos/
Left: The magnetic Drum Memory of the UNIVAC computer. Right: A 16-inch-long drum from the IBM 650 computer. It had 40 tracks, 10 kB of storage space, and spun at 12,500 revolutions per minute.
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Magnetic drum memory - Invented all the way back in 1932 (in Austria), it was widely used in the 1950s and 60s as the main working memory of computers. In the mid-1950s, magnetic drum memory had a capacity of around 10 kB. This is was a 16-inch-long drum from the IBM 650 computer. It had 40 tracks, 10 kB of storage space, and spun at 12,500 revolutions per minute.
The magnetic Drum Memory of the UNIVAC computer
The first hard disk drive was the IBM Model 350 Disk File that came with the IBM 305 RAMAC computer in 1956. It had 50 24-inch discs with a total storage capacity of 5 million characters (just under 5 mb).
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IBM Model 350, the first hard disk drive - The first hard disk drive was the IBM Model 350 Disk File that came with the IBM 305 RAMAC computer in 1956. It had 50 24-inch discs with a total storage capacity of 5 million characters (just under 5 MB).
Left: 250 MB hard disk drive from 1979. Right: The IBM 3380 from 1980, the first gigabyte-capacity hard disk drive.