1975: And the Changes To Come

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    Two Variations of Future Television Sets. On the left, a triple-purpose unit for the housewife, enabling her to watch her children at play or identify visitors at the door or watch her favorite color television program. On the right, a salesman's video-audio tape player, housed in an attaché case, and designed to project visual sales presentations as well as to function as a dictation unit.

    from 1975: And the Changes To Come by Arnold B. Barach

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    1. grubi 84 months ago | reply

      And here I own a portable DVD player not too unlike the idea on the right. The future truly is now!

    2. Gilgongo 53 months ago | reply

      Interesting how, despite the advent of computer programming at that time, the idea of a "universal machine" wasn't predicted for the consumer. Perhaps it was just a bit boring to describe a device on which you could do anything you had a program for. Maybe it seemed a bit of a futurology cop-out?

    3. AntonioA 53 months ago | reply

      Although it contemplates Power Point.... ' designed to project visual sales presentations as well as to function as a dictation unit' :-)

    4. James Blah 45 months ago | reply

      "and the laptop was born"

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