Scientific Progress: A Home Computer in the year 2004

2004 Home Computer

A Home Computer in the year 2004

This image was scanned from a 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics, the magazine. The text says,

Scientists at 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 averate 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.

Gotta love those early computer scientists!

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