Wednesday, November 15, 2006

As the car nears 88 miles per hour, the light of the flux capacitor pulses

One statement I have heard repeatedly in class is that computers and technology are moving too fast. This is true. When you have the computing power to come up with faster ways to compute, it gets faster and faster. However, it has been a long time when you actually look at the early computers. So take a step back with a website called Obsolete Technology. Their site explains its existence by saying “Early personal computers were nothing like present day computers, they had personality!” Walk through time viewing pics and descriptions of the way it started. I found my first computer, an Atari from the mid eighties. But if this is too static for you, try this article by PC World. It is A Brief History of Computers, as Seen in Old TV Ads. If it does not work you will need the Flash Plug-in to view the commercials. (it is free) So start the Delorean and drive into the past. Give it a try.

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