Weird things from the 1970s

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only $6000 for a computer back in the 70's :)

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I remember the first computer at a couple of offices - exciting times.
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ok - late 60s

close enough
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i still have on in my basement ,- for real- works just as good as the first day i bought it :200: :up:
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Fancy wrote:I remember the first computer at a couple of offices - exciting times.


Yeah me too. :biggrin:

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My father was an accountant in the oil & gas industry, and while he wasn't a techie necessarily, he oversaw his department's conversation from paper record keeping to computers. He once took me to his office to show me the new setup...an air-conditioned room with a single Wang terminal in the middle of it. Hard drives the size of washing machines, with platters the size of vinyl records.

He called it his "roomful of Wang".

This would have been early 1980's.
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In the 70s and I was still in school, we had to get in a school bus and travel to SFU to see a computer. It was behind windows, rows and rows of magnetic tape readers. The printers were keys striking the paper, no, not even dot matrix.

They looked like this.....

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ahh the magic of Betty Crocker meals..nothing like serving your guests a Wiener Crown...

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and who wouldn't love a Beet and Pineapple Jello Mold ??

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Those one-dish meals did have a surge of popularity in the 70's. That decade saw married women working outside the home more and more, while the still handling the same amount of household responsibilities they had in the past. There was a demand for anything that made those domestic tasks faster and easier.
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Can opener with a built-in AM/FM radio ....
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someone tell me how so many parents - sheeple - in the 1970s were so so stupid,
they would put one cup of white sugar into a pitcher of tap water, and empty a package
of :cuss: **** :swear: :thumbsdown: with artificial colour and other useless ingredients - and feed it to children?

I wonder what chemicals that artificial flavour was? And some kids - like me - drank a lot of the ****.

How is that even possible?

Are people that stupid - they just do what everyone else is doing?

(* Stupid things from the 2020s - Bonnie wants children and even babies to get vaccines, for the good of the herd)
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Now that's funny.

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