Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Tue Nov 16 14:44:54 2004

At 02:27 PM 11/16/2004, you wrote:
>Take a look at this <http://www.classiccmp.org/hp/Fw%20%5bVTOD-L%5d%20Fw%20Picture%20from%201.jpg>

Did you scan this? I suspect forgery. Most of those controls
are analog. It looks more like the bridge of a ship. The
printer / keyboard seems anachronistic. Is that a DECwriter?
And why would the greenbar come out the front? Along with
the TV, they look pasted-in. The text looks like it was
rendered in Photoshop, not scanned. And FORTRAN might've been
invented at IBM in 1954, was it actually well-known?

- John
Received on Tue Nov 16 2004 - 14:44:54 GMT

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