Computing of the Future

Back in 1954, Popular Mechanics ran a story about computing of the future. At that time a “home computer” was a far-off concept. Attached below is the projection of what a home computer in 2004 would look like.

I have several comments. First, what’s with the steering wheel? Also, I find this especially amusing: “With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.”

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3 thoughts on “Computing of the Future

    1. I heard about this from someone that I thought was a reliable source and didn’t bother to check.

      There’s also a snopes page about it that shows the original.

      And duped by a post no less.


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