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How Wrong We Can Be….

By - September 19, 2004

HomeComputerThis MetaFilter Item was too good to pass up. A 1954 vision of the home computer, circa 2004. I mean, check out the steering wheel!! STEERING WHEEL! And all the readouts, the dials and gauges. The old dude in the three piece suit.. I love it. This has got to be a hoax…

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  • http://willets.org Kendall Willets

    I’m no expert, but I would date that tty at least 10 years later. Plastic keys should be a giveaway.

  • Ed

    Yeah, and the first FORTRAN compiler wasn’t available till 1957.

  • http://birdhouse.org/blog/ Scot Hacker

    Looks like snopes lists this one:

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp

    (I was bitten by this too).