I love these out-dated computers, and the way they look. That the mid-century aesthetic has been abandoned in their contemporary counter-parts is simply criminal.
Check out the electronic stylus for "on screen" drawing, a precursor of the cursor!
Takes two guys with a degree to operate this clunker! The guy typing probably needed a PhD to program it!
During the 80s the university was throwing these beasties into the garbage, now you would need to take out a mortgage to buy one!
Back when this rig was brand new, the egg-heads predicted there would be one in every home by the late 70s. Then we would all communicate via video phones and attend online university, etc.
I like how it's a bunch of dudes calling the shots, while the women do all the hands-on work.
The hippies really picked up on the creative applications of these early technologies. Nerd-hippies that is, they probably all went on to become lawyers.
The roadies for this guy risked great personal injury every time they had to move his set-up.
It all must have seemed like sorcery to the laymen back then. You would have to be in college to even know computers existed.It is amazing how far we have come...