September 24, 2004

Personally, I think the mouse is a much more elegant solution

Fifty years ago, they were dreaming about home computers...

(in the exended entry)

Thanks to both Silflay Hraka (who also has some kick-ass nursery rhymes) and Curmudgeonly & Skeptical (who may or may not be work safe on any given day). ... and this is what they predicted the future might look like.

HomeComputer.jpg

Posted by: Ted at 06:10 AM | category: Links
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1 this photo showed up at Misanthropyst too. very cool. i think his post said something about taking it for a spin around the block.

Posted by: chris at September 24, 2004 11:56 AM (zH1Gw)

2 The picture is of the control panel to a small nuclear reactor. AFAIK it's from a nuclear sub; that's a salesman, and the setup is a demo model.

The wheels are for the control rods. There are two sets, one for bringing the reactor critical in the first place, the second for controlling its power output. Note the schematic of the coolant loop on the right-hand console panel.

See Voyage to Arcturus for more.

Regards,
Ric Locke

Posted by: Ric Locke at September 25, 2004 10:26 AM (kjc1W)

3 Thanks for pointing that out! When you really look at the photo, it looks 'wrong' somehow, like an early pre-photoshop doctoring or something.

Posted by: Ted at September 26, 2004 12:54 AM (ZjSa7)

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