|Someone submitted this photo that supposedly appeared in a 1954
Popular Mechanics magazine. The caption reads: Scientists
from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate
how a "home computer" could look in the year 2004. However, the
needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average
home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will
require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years
from now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems.
With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer
will be easy to use. However, the photo may be part of an
urban legend. See http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp.
Is the steering wheel device a forerunner of the mouse
or a great gaming aid?