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Date: 09/20/04 10:33 PM

33 Responses to Home Computer, 2004

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2004 at 10:31 pm
    Link: Home Computer, 2004 - What they thought a home computer would look like in the year 2004 back in the 1950s.

    :-)

  2. Profile photo of _andread_
    _andread_ Male 18-29
    491 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 2:45 am
    Were there computers in the 50`s?
  3. Profile photo of jlconran07
    jlconran07 Male 13-17
    87 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 4:22 am
    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.
  4. Profile photo of someone?
    someone? Male 13-17
    1371 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 12:58 pm
    you know what, I just saw that same picture yesterday.

    odd O_o

  5. Profile photo of Rested
    Rested Male 18-29
    570 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 1:02 pm
    So in the year 2004...ill be able to run a sub?
  6. Profile photo of i_love_anime
    i_love_anime Female 18-29
    206 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 2:58 pm
    dare i ask what that huge steering wheel-ish thing is for?
  7. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 3:22 pm
    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.
  8. Profile photo of hoogli
    hoogli Male 13-17
    58 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 3:23 pm
    wow...odd
  9. Profile photo of xXGC_ChickXx
    xXGC_ChickXx Female 13-17
    808 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 3:52 pm
    Lots of buttons and pushy things.
  10. Profile photo of Cindy75
    Cindy75 Female 30-39
    790 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 5:38 pm
    What? You dont have an enormous steering wheel on YOUR computer? ;-)
  11. Profile photo of gizmo331
    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 5:39 pm
    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.
  12. Profile photo of gizmo331
    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 5:41 pm
    Plus, a steering wheel that big for a racing game would be kind of impractical don`t you think?
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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 6:59 pm
    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.
  14. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 7:08 pm
    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...

  15. Profile photo of Rested
    Rested Male 18-29
    570 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 8:54 pm
    Its a damn sub you idiots...and gizmo, good job on the slow intake :-P
  16. Profile photo of mc80a
    mc80a Male 18-29
    96 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 9:24 pm
    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?

  17. Profile photo of mc80a
    mc80a Male 18-29
    96 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 9:24 pm
    (besides me)
  18. Profile photo of Rested
    Rested Male 18-29
    570 posts
    September 21, 2004 at 9:36 pm
    The martians?
  19. Profile photo of gizmo331
    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    September 22, 2004 at 12:32 am
    rested, now that i look more closely at it, i think you`re right.
  20. Profile photo of gizmo331
    gizmo331 Male 18-29
    384 posts
    September 22, 2004 at 12:33 am
    sorry you know, but we can`t ALL be experts on 1950`s submarine technology...geez
  21. Profile photo of Tom876
    Tom876 Male 13-17
    405 posts
    September 22, 2004 at 3:49 am
    well they were just a bit off
  22. Profile photo of CliffsPrinc
    CliffsPrinc Female 40-49
    2 posts
    September 22, 2004 at 5:24 am
    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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    CHUGSTIM Male 60-69
    37 posts
    September 22, 2004 at 6:14 am



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    CHUGSTIM Male 60-69
    37 posts
    September 23, 2004 at 3:59 am

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    CHUGSTIM Male 60-69
    37 posts
    September 23, 2004 at 4:01 am

  26. Profile photo of Wafer
    Wafer Male 18-29
    39 posts
    September 23, 2004 at 4:05 am
    That is what my personal pc looks like though
  27. Profile photo of subblue
    subblue Male 13-17
    28 posts
    September 23, 2004 at 8:22 am
    I have one of those in my house. What do you all use to get on the comp?!?!
  28. Profile photo of Spushy
    Spushy Female 30-39
    146 posts
    September 27, 2004 at 3:26 pm
    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp
  29. Profile photo of armygirljenn
    armygirljenn Female 18-29
    353 posts
    October 7, 2004 at 6:30 am
    aren`t we lucky to have Desktops and laptops
  30. Profile photo of Scotty20
    Scotty20 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    October 7, 2004 at 3:47 pm
    Yep, looks like mine
  31. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    August 28, 2006 at 1:36 pm
    LOL LOL ROFL
  32. Profile photo of Invad3r_Tak
    Invad3r_Tak Female 13-17
    66 posts
    August 13, 2007 at 7:09 pm
    I kinda want one of those. xD Just because it looks...neat.
  33. Profile photo of Dagoth
    Dagoth Female 30-39
    2 posts
    August 13, 2007 at 8:04 pm
    I`m using mine right now. See?


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