Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Nov 17 10:15:37 2004

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Tore S Bekkedal wrote:

> That is the most obvious fake I have ever seen. It made its rounds on
> IRC as a joke about two months ago.
> It is a fake, and a very bad one at that. The worst job is the paper
> coming down from the "teletype".

Wow, you're right. I got totally duped. I looked at the photo for all
but 2 seconds :(

> But isn't the typewriter a horribly stretched DECWriter? And did they
> even have sprocket feed paper in 1954?
> Heck, FORTRAN didn't even exist in '54, did it?

Well, it was begun in 1954.

> And, I mean, come on, a large <US name for boat steering wheel>?

Nice touch.

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Received on Wed Nov 17 2004 - 10:15:37 GMT

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