Last years Home Computer

Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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#1
And they say these things double in power and halve in size each year.
 

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#2
Not a bad sized monitor, even by today's standards. A bit curvy for my liking, and of course only displaying green text is a bit of a drawback.

Not many home printers can print on paper that wide.

I like the last bit with teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use...no mention of virtual folders, still Windows Vista isn't due till 2006 and that prediction is for 2004
 
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#3
Thats more upto date than some of the kit Im running here :D
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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#4
I just want to know what the bulkhead wheel does.
 
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#5
Fortran? That's luxury, that is, if only I'd had Fortran instead of Octal......!

Perhaps steering wheel is for "when on the road", ie, it's a "portable" home computer!

Yeah, that's a nice line printer tty terminal, I remember those.
 
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#6
Maybe it's not that big and he's a midget!
 
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#7
FORTRAN?

When I had my first dip into the computing world, oh such a long time go, I was using something called ALGOL.

A hideous experience which quite literally put me off computers for some fifteen years.

PaulR
 
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#8
Hmm I started with basic c+ oe something similar...I heard of fortran though
The wheel in my opinion has something to do with the steam engine that powers the whole thing, or to open up the water reservoir in the dome to flood the room if the nuclear reactor that powers the mighty computer has a meltdown.
 
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#9
Nope, it's a steering wheel (USA, so left hand drive!).

Impossible to see where you're going, over top of cabinet, so monitor is obviously for tv picture (like driving an SPV, in Captain Scarlet).

(Sperry-Rand manufactured the Univac, first ever "commercial" computer, which famously correctly predicted the 1952 Eisenhower presidential victory live on tv. After which, in 1960s sci-fi tv, computers were always banks of flashing lights and tape drives!).
 
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#11
I think the 1st Univac was working just before the 1st LEO, but maybe by only a few weeks (?).

Univacs went on sale, commercially, before LEOs did.

But thanks for LEO link, that's great!
 
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#13
Welcome to the forum Rocket, and may I congratulate you for your first post!
 
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