February 19, 2010

Home Computer of the Future

The caption reads,

Scientists from 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 average 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.
(Thanks, Thor!) Love the monitor. And as U N Gaitonde asks (see comments below), the double steering wheel was for what?

Keep your eye on that RAND corporation.


  1. And the double steering wheel? What was it for? Was it the predecessor of the mouse? One wheel - movement in the x-direction, the other wheel - movement in the y-direction!