More Futuristic Tech Nostalgia: The Home PC, Circa 1969

By  |  Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:20 pm

While I was checking out the 1981 report on Internet newspapers that I (and half the world) just blogged about, I came across this clip–supposedly from 1969–which not only predicts home computers in general but also the Internet, multi-monitor machines, Webcams, online shopping, online banking, and desktop printers, among other things. (Dad even has three PCs on one desk for no apparent reason–just like more than a few geeks do today.)

It’s a little bit Jetsons, a little bit Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, and surprisingly accurate in its predictions…even though the computer setups look like microfilm machines crossed with tabletop radios, and mom keeps her keyboard off to the left for no apparent reason. I’m not sure who made this and why, but I’m impressed…

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