Home Computer, 2004

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago Tech
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What they thought a home computer would look like in the year 2004 back in the 1950s.
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Female 2
I`m using mine right now. See?


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Female 66
I kinda want one of those. xD Just because it looks...neat.
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Female 1,398
LOL LOL ROFL
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Male 109
Yep, looks like mine
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Female 353
aren`t we lucky to have Desktops and laptops
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Female 146
Male 28
I have one of those in my house. What do you all use to get on the comp?!?!
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Male 39
That is what my personal pc looks like though
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Male 37

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Female 2
ok kids, time for an education... the steering wheel is NortonAntiVirus version 1.00
you used the steering wheel to steer clear of worms, viruses, trojans, pop up ads and hijackers.
any questions?
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Male 405
well they were just a bit off
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Male 384
sorry you know, but we can`t ALL be experts on 1950`s submarine technology...geez
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Male 384
rested, now that i look more closely at it, i think you`re right.
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Male 570
The martians?
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Male 96
(besides me)
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Male 96
Its probably how you got the computer started. Give it a few quick cranks....hope the engine catches....and we`re off!

Alright, now what special person knows the scientific innovation that made this model completely obselete?

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Male 570
Its a damn sub you idiots...and gizmo, good job on the slow intake :-P
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Male 2,620
Looks like a f*ckin airplane in there. Thank God for the silicon chip, eh?

And you`re wrong, buddy and gizmo. It`s most definetly a cross between an 18-wheeler and an airplane...

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Male 10,115
Maybe it wasn`t a racing game, but some kind of computerized driver`s training course they were invisioning. Could have even been a bus driving simulator. That makes sense as busses have big steering wheels.
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Male 384
Plus, a steering wheel that big for a racing game would be kind of impractical don`t you think?
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Male 384
Buddy, video games were not even conceived of until the 1970`s when the first video game, Pong, was introduced. I doubt that in the 50`s anyone envisioned that one would be able to play games on a computer. A more likely situation is that the wheel is there to in some way activate the vacuum tubes that were used to run the computer. Vacuum tubes were a major reason why the computers were so big. You need hundreds of them in a top-of-the-line computer in the late 40`s and early 50`s. To put that in perspective, they would have need hundreds of thousands of tubes to even come close to today`s BASIC computers let alone our top-of-the-line machines.
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Female 790
What? You dont have an enormous steering wheel on YOUR computer? ;-)
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Female 808
Lots of buttons and pushy things.
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Male 58
wow...odd
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Male 10,115
I think that`s for driving video games, they probably envisioned that in the future people would want to play racing games on their computers.
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Female 206
dare i ask what that huge steering wheel-ish thing is for?
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Male 570
So in the year 2004...ill be able to run a sub?
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Male 1,371
you know what, I just saw that same picture yesterday.

odd O_o

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Male 87
There were computers in the 50`s, but not in homes. They were very basic and only ran in a few languages. They were mostly owned by very prestigous companies because of their gargantuan size and price tag. The computer in the picture, believe it or not, is actually small compared to the ones in their time.
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Male 491
Were there computers in the 50`s?
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Male 10,115
Link: Home Computer, 2004 [Rate Link] - What they thought a home computer would look like in the year 2004 back in the 1950s.

:-)

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