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Computers in the future.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Non Sequitur, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. Non Sequitur

    Non Sequitur Elite Member
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    Feb 14, 2002
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    Louisiana
    Pretty cool collection of quotes. My favorite:
    I really dig the big steering wheel. I had no idea they thought people in the future would live on pirate ships.

    http://www.kotarski.org/quotes/technology.html
     
  2. Doug Smith SRA

    Doug Smith SRA Member

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    Jan 16, 2002
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    Montana
    Early Portable Computer

    This was an appraiser's early portable computer:

    http://www.appraisaltoday.com/portable_comp_.htm

    My first portable computer was a Compaq luggable which I still have. I think I bought it in 1982 or 83.

    My first computer experience was an IBM 1410 with Fortran language and punch cards. The computer was in a refrigerated room. My first program was putting numbers 1-10 in order. This was at Dartmouth 1963 coincidently the same year Kemeny introduced Basic.

    http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_PP1410.html

    Now you can buy a lightweight notebook for under $400.00. Best Buy had one in the Sunday Paper for $360.00 on closeout
     
  3. TEL2002

    TEL2002 Elite Member

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    Jan 16, 2002
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    Louisiana
    In the mid 50's, Mickey Leffler was a high school student at Middletown High School, Middletown, OH. For a science project he built a computer. (I was about 6 years younger than Mickey.) What I remember of the computer were a series of telephone dials, and light bulbs screwed into sockets. You would dial up a number and then using the next dial you would dial up the next number, etc. Then the answer could be obtained by some how or other reading what the lights did. The computer filled the top of a table about the size of a ping pong table.

    After the 11th grade, I ended up working for Mickey's dad at his funeral home. A very very intelligent family.
     
  4. Shiraz Baghdasarian

    Shiraz Baghdasarian New Member

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    Sep 25, 2007
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    Arizona
    oh yeah there is some truth to that picture :p I have a steering connected to my computer for racing sim games and my monitor is mounted on the wall lol.
     
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