A Windows XP help forum. PCbanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » PCbanter forum » Microsoft Windows XP » General XP issues or comments
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 14th 05, 12:27 AM
RJK
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

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

Ads
  #2  
Old January 14th 05, 12:38 AM
Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

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
  #3  
Old January 14th 05, 12:49 AM
RJK
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

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



  #4  
Old January 14th 05, 12:51 AM
RJK
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

....Dad's cousin rather ....

regards, Richard


"RJK" wrote in message
...
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





  #5  
Old January 14th 05, 12:56 AM
Kevin
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

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



  #6  
Old January 14th 05, 12:58 AM
Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

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 :-)


--
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
  #7  
Old January 14th 05, 01:15 AM
Hugh Candlin
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)


"Kevin" wrote in message
...
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





  #8  
Old January 14th 05, 01:15 AM
Frank
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

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
  #9  
Old January 14th 05, 08:33 AM
Al Smith
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

I wondered what the wheel was for :-)


Maybe a steering wheel for car racing games :-)


Clearly the input device for the graphical user interface.
  #10  
Old January 14th 05, 09:20 AM
Kelly
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

Go away and don't follow Ron's advice!

--
All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"RJK" wrote in message
...
Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine
(See Caption Below the Picture)


  #11  
Old January 14th 05, 11:59 AM
Chris
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

Jeez, can I get one and will it run GP4???
ChrisC
"Kelly" wrote in message
...
Go away and don't follow Ron's advice!

--
All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"RJK" wrote in message
...
Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine
(See Caption Below the Picture)




  #12  
Old January 14th 05, 01:16 PM
rooster
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

Ahhh, you kids;

Watching the dawn's glow filtering through the campus elm trees and the
pother of cigarette smoke in the lab as you numbly sort through 250 beige
punch cards for the 60th time, trying to find that last syntax error ...
swearing at pictures of Kemeny & Kurtzas in your text book, convinced they
descended from the survivors of Babel, smelling the ozone and hot plastic
wafting from the great humming IBM 1620 Model II ..... those were the days.
And then there came Fortran & Cobol..... Oh yeah.... and the holstered
Pickett, 24 scale slide rule strapped on your hip like a Buntline Special; a
visible testament of your dangerous potential to all the Arts co-eds .....
takes me back.

What was the question???

rooster
boundary bay, bc


  #13  
Old January 14th 05, 01:46 PM
Jack Gillis
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)


"rooster" wrote in message
...
Ahhh, you kids;

Watching the dawn's glow filtering through the campus elm trees
and the
pother of cigarette smoke in the lab as you numbly sort through 250
beige
punch cards for the 60th time, trying to find that last syntax error
...
swearing at pictures of Kemeny & Kurtzas in your text book, convinced
they
descended from the survivors of Babel, smelling the ozone and hot
plastic
wafting from the great humming IBM 1620 Model II ..... those were the
days.
And then there came Fortran & Cobol..... Oh yeah.... and the holstered
Pickett, 24 scale slide rule strapped on your hip like a Buntline
Special; a
visible testament of your dangerous potential to all the Arts co-eds
.....
takes me back.

What was the question???


I tlhink it was --
Where did you leave the punched paper tape and the 80-80 plugboard?



rooster
boundary bay, bc




  #14  
Old January 14th 05, 01:59 PM
Tim Slattery
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

"Kevin" wrote:

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.


Yup, that's what I started with. I worked (still do) in downtown DC,
and we used the NIH computer utility in Bethesda. That was an array of
IBM 360s and 370s. We used IBM 2741 terminals - Selectric typewriters
that had been turned into terminals, and that communicated at 127.5
bps (IBM standard). We had a printer down the hall that had an
extremely high-speed link to NIH: 9200bps!

BTW, I remember when engineering students could be recognized by the
slide rules they wore.

As for sci-fi classics (well, maybe not quite a classic): did anybody
else ever read "The Adolescence of P1"?

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)

  #15  
Old January 14th 05, 02:43 PM
Dan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default What a HOME COMPUTER could look like !! :-)

I'll pass because I view this group in plain text and not html.

"RJK" wrote in message
...
Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine
(See Caption Below the Picture)


 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
creating boot disc for windows xp home edition Big Bearded Buddy Performance and Maintainance of XP 28 September 7th 05 06:56 PM
Change Hardisk Patrick General XP issues or comments 9 April 4th 05 06:09 AM
Differences between XP Home and XP Pro? KunK General XP issues or comments 13 November 9th 04 05:08 PM
XP Home vs. Pro; Feature Contrast Chad Harris General XP issues or comments 20 July 30th 04 09:36 PM
XP Pro on more than 1 home computer Bruce Chambers General XP issues or comments 37 July 27th 04 11:11 AM






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 PCbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.