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The Latest in Home Computers
vintagegirl
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Joined: Jun 12, 2002
Posts: 542
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-10-05 6:28 pm   Permalink

I love yesterday's vision of tomorrow. My friend Beatnikini sent me this photo recently. Here is what the cut off caption says:

"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..."



My first question is what the heck is the steering wheel thingy on the left for?


[ This Message was edited by: vintagegirl on 2004-10-05 18:30 ]


 
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dangergirl299
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
From: Bay Area
Posted: 2004-10-05 6:31 pm   Permalink

come on, everyone knows that personal computers (PC's) are just a fad!*






(*sarcasm, again)


 
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suicide_sam
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 670
From: LBC
Posted: 2004-10-05 6:37 pm   Permalink

I may soon be haveing to buy a new laptop. Dell is selling this one that is just about as powerfull as my home workstation. It hjas a gig and a half of RAM, an 80 gig hard drive, you can upgrade to a really nice video card, and best of all, it comes with SKULLS screened on the back!!!

I don't need it at all right now and it will run me about 3 grand, but it's got SKULLS on teh back!!!


 
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Tiki-bot
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2004-10-05 7:14 pm   Permalink

Fortran! Hahahahahahahahah!

 
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JonPez
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
Posts: 224
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2004-10-05 8:27 pm   Permalink

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1263
From: Calgary
Posted: 2004-10-05 8:58 pm   Permalink

Nope. Check Snope(s)
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp
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vintagegirl
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Joined: Jun 12, 2002
Posts: 542
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-10-05 9:18 pm   Permalink

Oh well. I thought there was something funny looking about the suspended TV set. (Damn pranksters, ruining my vision of a never-to-be retro-futuristic world!)

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-10-05 9:51 pm   Permalink

Hmmm...kinda looks like my system.

I use the wheel to play pong. And drive around my house in the wee hours of the morn.
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-10-05 11:21 pm   Permalink

I don't remember where I got this pic; if it was on TC then maururu to the original poster.

Anyway - it's a KonTiki-100 Computer (look closely at the right side above the keyboard)!




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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-10-05 11:24 pm   Permalink

Is this someone here?

http://tihlde.org/~jorneh/tiki/mine_e.html

more...

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=734

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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1277
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2004-10-06 08:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-05 18:28, vintagegirl wrote:

My first question is what the heck is the steering wheel thingy on the left for?


[ This Message was edited by: vintagegirl on 2004-10-05 18:30 ]



So you can navigate the information superhighway of course!


 
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-10-06 08:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-06 08:12, atomictonytiki wrote:



So you can navigate the information superhighway of course!
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Later models had a surfboard attached so you could surf the web....

(ho ho)

Trader Woody


 
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Beatnikine
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Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 75
Posted: 2004-10-07 10:52 am   Permalink

Slacks Ferret... burst my bubble why don't cha. Oh well, the pix of the tiki computer was great.

Speaking of tiki-electronics, being into speakers myself, I ran across this:

<A HREF=http://www.streettech.com/archives_DIY/tikiSpeakers.html>Make Your Own Tiki SpeakersA>


http://www.streettech.com/archives_DIY/tikiSpeakers.html

(want some crackers to go with that cheese?)
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2960
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-10-07 10:55 am   Permalink

for selected members of the ohana



 
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1870
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2004-10-18 7:28 pm   Permalink

if you dig that photo you should check out Computers: an Illustrated History. There are tons of photos in it. Really cool stuff. I have some other retro stuff here too.

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