don't you just love a good spoof?
And Happy happy Joy joy to my Uncle
Terry...from all of us.
Anick Jesdanumwrites in an article
about finding reliable information on
...Adults who should know better
get duped, too.
Georgia Tech professor Colin
Potts said he recently received by
e-mail a photograph said to be a
1954 projection of what a home
computer would look like in 2004.
Instead of the small boxes we know
of today, the image shows a giant
contraption that resembles an air-
plane cockpit with a large steering
...Potts said,"...I also forwarded it to
several people. Unfortunately, as
another colleague informed me by
e-mail a few minutes later, it's a
It pondered me much when i borrowed
the image later that the RAND corporation
would have such a large Television. OR
that a 1954 'computer' would require a
double steering=wheel from a yacht.
Today~i reread the caption and found a
glaring error:"...created this model to
illustrate how a 'home computer' could look
like in the year 2004..'"I mean, really...
There were no proof=readers at Science
magazines in nineteen-fifty-four??
Make your own best corrections^
NB: the term, home computer is a modern
one, unimagined by the pulp writers of
that Age. Sputnik!
Who names their baby, "Anick"?
Never mind~the picture in offense is
included. AND to the spoofdahs who
perpetuate such silliness:
Cut the Crud! And get a Library card.
~debunkaslac who sometimes quotes
the WHO,"we Won't get fooled again."