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Old January 14th 05, 12:27 AM
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Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine
(See Caption Below the Picture)

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Old January 14th 05, 12:38 AM
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RJK wrote:

Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine
(See Caption Below the Picture)

Hi

The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


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Old January 14th 05, 12:49 AM
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I wondered what the wheel was for :-)
....my Uncle in Boca Raton sent me it for a laugh !!

regards, Richard


"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote in message
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RJK wrote:

Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine (See Caption Below the
Picture)

Hi

The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


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Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
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Old January 14th 05, 12:51 AM
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....Dad's cousin rather ....

regards, Richard


"RJK" wrote in message
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I wondered what the wheel was for :-)
...my Uncle in Boca Raton sent me it for a laugh !!

regards, Richard


"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote in message
...
RJK wrote:

Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine (See Caption Below the
Picture)

Hi

The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx





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Old January 14th 05, 12:58 AM
Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
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RJK wrote:

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:
RJK wrote:

Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine (See Caption
Below the Picture)


The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


I wondered what the wheel was for :-)


Maybe a steering wheel for car racing games :-)


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Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
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http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx
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Old January 14th 05, 08:33 AM
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I wondered what the wheel was for :-)


Maybe a steering wheel for car racing games :-)


Clearly the input device for the graphical user interface.
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Old January 14th 05, 01:15 AM
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RJK wrote:
I wondered what the wheel was for :-)
...my Uncle in Boca Raton sent me it for a laugh !!

regards, Richard


"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote in message
...

RJK wrote:


Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine (See Caption Below the
Picture)


Hi

The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx




Uhu...what's everybody laughing at? Mine looks exactly like that one.
BTW, the wheel is for games.
Works great!
Frank
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Old January 14th 05, 02:55 PM
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RJK wrote:
I wondered what the wheel was for :-)


Prototype mouse

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Old January 14th 05, 04:07 PM
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"dadiOH" wrote in message
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RJK wrote:
I wondered what the wheel was for :-)


Prototype mouse


Very good!


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Old January 14th 05, 07:23 PM
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"RJK" wrote in message
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I wondered what the wheel was for


The inner wheel was for fine tuning the crystals.

The outer wheel was used to keep the roller-mounted
computer room, which had a tendency to gravitate
to magnetic north, oriented to true north.

The TV was used to make sure that you didn't back into
a tree while doing so.

Not sure about the guy in the suit. He's either Leonid Breshnev
or Harland Sanders without the beard and moustache.



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Old January 18th 05, 11:22 PM
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LOL ! :-)

regards, Richard


"Hugh Candlin" wrote in message
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"RJK" wrote in message
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I wondered what the wheel was for


The inner wheel was for fine tuning the crystals.

The outer wheel was used to keep the roller-mounted
computer room, which had a tendency to gravitate
to magnetic north, oriented to true north.

The TV was used to make sure that you didn't back into
a tree while doing so.

Not sure about the guy in the suit. He's either Leonid Breshnev
or Harland Sanders without the beard and moustache.





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Old February 10th 05, 09:54 AM
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RJK wrote:
I wondered what the wheel was for :-)
...my Uncle in Boca Raton sent me it for a laugh !!

regards, Richard


"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote in message
...

RJK wrote:


Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine (See Caption Below the
Picture)


Hi

The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx





It's a matter of understanding the technology..

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Old February 10th 05, 04:35 PM
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Good One, LOL!!

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: torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
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: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx
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Old January 14th 05, 12:56 AM
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The real thing is much more "science fiction looking" than you can imagine.
The massive main frame that was being used at Oregon State University back
in 1974 invoked images of the computer in the movie "Colossus: The Forbin
Project". A real classic, by the way, and a must-see sci-fi flick. Row
upon row of upright, refrigerator sized units with those big 1" wide tape
drives. Stacks of vinyl record sized platters that loaded into what looked
like washing machines. A huge impact printer that printed on 24" wide
continuous paper. It was all behind three doors of glass and steel, very
futuristic looking.

You could spot the engineering students by the HP calculators on their
belts. It was all very cool. Now you can buy a machine that will run
circles around that main frame for about $5000.00 and have it shipped to
your door.

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote in message
...
RJK wrote:

Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine
(See Caption Below the Picture)

Hi

The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx



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Old January 14th 05, 01:15 AM
Hugh Candlin
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"Kevin" wrote in message
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The real thing is much more "science fiction looking" than you can

imagine.
The massive main frame that was being used at Oregon State University back
in 1974 invoked images of the computer in the movie "Colossus: The Forbin
Project". A real classic, by the way, and a must-see sci-fi flick.


Good movie.

Row upon row of upright, refrigerator sized units with those big 1" wide

tape
drives.


You could actually dismount the system tape to mount
an extra work tape when doing a tape sort.

Stacks of vinyl record sized platters that loaded into what looked
like washing machines.


Dont forget the "cake dish" cover, with the handle
so that you could lower them in and screw them down

A huge impact printer that printed on 24" wide continuous paper.


You have NEVER lived until you have changed the paper in the middle of
a 24-hour print job - 8-part part paper, with 7 interleaved sheets of carbon
paper -
and later found out that you put it in backwards, with the carbon paper
facing the print hammers instead of away.

It was all behind three doors of glass and steel, very futuristic looking.


Raised floors, lowered ceilings, tons of air-conditioning, NO smoking.

You could spot the engineering students by the HP calculators on their
belts. It was all very cool.


White lab coat. White NYLON lab coat. At least until the pen leaked.

Now you can buy a machine that will run
circles around that main frame for about $5000.00 and have it shipped to
your door.


$500, and you can pick it up down the block.


"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote in message
...
RJK wrote:

Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine
(See Caption Below the Picture)

Hi

The picture is a hoax:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx





 




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