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September 20, 2004

Just about everyone is linking to the "Home Computer 2004" picture from 1954. I have two questions.

  1. Does the guy in the bad suit come with?
  2. What is the steering wheel for?

My guess is that they correctly predicted the "Grand Theft Auto" series of games they just didn't predict the joystick.

Update: Scoble now identifies the photo as a hoax. I don't really care. I was there (in 1954) and that is exactly what they would have shown as the home computer of the future. They were big on future then. It was a time when men mowed the grass wearing a tie. Now there is no future, only deficits.

Robert your crediblity has not been harmed, but mine may be shot to hell.

Posted by jr at September 20, 2004 07:33 AM | Threads


It's a hoax? It looks like our NOC/Helpdesk Starship. We don't have the wheel yet. Guess they were ahead of their time.

Posted by: meg at September 21, 2004 05:51 PM

love the comment about 1954

Posted by: secretGeek at September 20, 2004 11:15 PM

Love your "#11 Create a hoax" comment on Scobleizer.

Posted by: Randy Charles Morin at September 20, 2004 01:17 PM