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Old 05-18-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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What people THOUGHT computer would look like by 2004

Here is a pic of what people thought the home computer would look like by the early 2000's..... just goes to show you never know.
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Here is a pic of what people thought the home computer would look like by the early 2000's..... just goes to show you never know.
I get the general lack of foresight and people not realizing computers would not look like something from a B grade SciFi movie But!!!!



WHAT THE HELL ARE THE STEERING WHEELS FOR BY GOD!!!
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What retards
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They are clearly for playing Gran Turismo 4. I thought it was obvious... :dunno:
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With a Battleship wheel?????
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With a Battleship wheel?????
Indeed.
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It was used to crank it up, like a dynamo because of all the massive lots of power such a powerful machine would need!
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It was clearly either for "Gran Turismo 4" or "The Price Is Right: The Video Game!".
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Lol, Fortran for the win!
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Ada sucks so bad that it doesn't even know.
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I wonder what they thought a PDA might look like...
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I wonder what they thought a PDA might look like...
a 27" TV?
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I was thinking more along the lines of a backpack the size of a 27" tv, with a 27" TV that would show everything.
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The first computer I ever worked on took the space of an entire room. It had a mainframe that was a Wang VS100 that was about 3 feet high, 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. The hard drives were on Disc packs that were the size of a small washing machines, there were 5 of them. The control console was about 6 feet tall. The harddrive held an amazing 288Mb each!

I'll never forget when they replaced the VS100 with the VS5000. The VS5000 was the size of a larger desktop.

We were at a loss on what to do with all the extra space.
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yea the first laptop was like super heavy and had a 5 inch screen lol. Got punch cards? lol
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yea the first laptop was like super heavy and had a 5 inch screen lol. Got punch cards? lol
OUCH. Yes I know about coding using Keypuch machines!! Then taking all the cards to get processed!!
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and waiting a day to hope you didnt screw it up lol
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lol, my dad was telling me about punch cards the other day.
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lol, my dad was telling me about punch cards the other day.
Yeah, we used a punch card machine. It was like a typewriter. You would load these cards, about 3 inches by 8, and your would type out code or whatever and it would puncture hole like CHADS, hanging chads.

You then would take the cards in and let them be processed and hopefully you didn't screw up. Now adays, you can code and compile on a single machine.

Now it is more fun with WMI and cscripting and some power tools like VB.
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Now it is more fun with WMI and cscripting and some power tools like VB.
Visual Basic? Bleh.
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last semester a took a C++ class at school, I got an A but realized I don't like programming at all. My parents (both programers) were dissapointed, lol. I guess that why I am a mechanical engineering student and not in computer engineering.
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I'm a big C++ guy. Do all my stuff with Visual Studio.net in C++.
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last semester a took a C++ class at school, I got an A but realized I don't like programming at all. My parents (both programers) were dissapointed, lol. I guess that why I am a mechanical engineering student and not in computer engineering.
That's OK. Do what you want to do. I by no means am a programmer.
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