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#1 Pandy

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 02:45 AM

:thumbsup: having this monstrosity in my home. I wonder what the steering wheel is for? Must be for people who just get in their computer and drive :flowers:

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 03:18 AM

:thumbsup: "with the teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use."
in the year 2004, huh? :flowers: "however, the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home" Well that sure is a sobering thought. :trumpet: :


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Posted 21 November 2004 - 03:22 AM

:flowers: Thanks phawgg... I kinda thought it would go over pretty well. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:26 AM

That is just to much!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: Thank God that they were way off base. :flowers: So funny. I'm gonna send this to my Mom & Dad. :trumpet:
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Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:02 AM

Wow!

They were off just a bit.

I bet they'd laugh if they saw a pc the size of my laptop!

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:23 AM

Ah,the memories...long nights waiting at THE UNIVERSITY 's computer center awaiting printouts...hard to believe I once knew and used COBOL andFortran..I'm lucky now to remember where I left my glasses . sigh.. Great pic Cows..Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:34 AM

That's funny!!!
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Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:51 AM

Pandy, thanks for the pic.

A special thanks goes to the computer industry for not allowing this to occur. Can you imagine that instead of a typing test, it would actually be a driving test? Measured in mph (Miles [of words] Per Hour) and you are deducted for running over obstacles, you would even have hazards such as not reading the right gage and not making adjustments, and "special" bonus points for using the big red button under the steering wheel (look at the pic closely) when another 'driver' cuts you off during the test.

They did get one thing right in the caption though. "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." Want to know one thing that we all use that is not in the picture? A mouse. Even though some will argue that it is not the best thing to come to computers, almost everyone will agree that they use it every time they use a computer.
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Posted 21 November 2004 - 01:52 PM

"A mouse. Even though some will argue that it is not the best thing to come to computers, almost everyone will agree that they use it every time they use a computer."

How else would you operate it? By using tab and enter? What about thingd that require a mouse lol!

I think its the best thing to come to a pc next to software.....

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:50 AM

im sorrry but as funny as that is it looks like a cut and paste jobbie the bloke and the tv look like hey have just been added in photoshop or something
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Posted 06 December 2004 - 09:36 PM

im sorrry but as funny as that is it looks like a cut and paste jobbie the bloke and the tv look like hey have just been added in photoshop or something

Yep, it's a PhotoShop job. But it looks like the TV is original (although the guy isn't). See details at "http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_rand_home_computer.htm"

I'm impressed with the creativity of the artist who thought of reinterpreting a submarine control room as a primitive PC. And to leave the steering wheel in the picture is just precious!

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:10 PM

We weren't the only ones to get caught in this hoax!

Internet hoax hoodwinks McNealy


Published: December 8, 2004, 2:43 PM PST By Stephen Shankland Staff Writer, CNET News.com

SAN FRANCISCO--Sun Microsystems Chief Executive Scott McNealy showed a photo during a Wednesday speech to illustrate how rapidly technology improves--but instead illustrated another computing phenomenon: how easy it is to fall for an Internett hoax.


Article: http://news.com.com/Internet+hoax+hoodwink...ml?tag=nefd.top
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Posted 09 December 2004 - 12:05 AM

Ha ha and I believed it!

LOL LOL too much!

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 10:41 AM

LMAO... I er.. I found that pic at another forum too.

http://spydb.com/

LOL.. :thumbsup: hehe just scroll down the page..

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