Scientists from RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look in the year 2004. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use,
This was emailed to me about a week ago. I thought it smelled funny and Snopes confirms it's a hoax, but that doesn't mean we can't pretend it's real, right?
1. "And it will go 14 hectares on a flagon of horse manure."
2. The RAND scientists added a steering wheel when someone commented that computers of the future might be used to play "Simu-Crime" games in which Negroes stole cars and shot each other.
3. "Think this baby can whip me up a whore like those kids in Weird Science did?"
4. In 1955, Professor Schonnbrunn was sentenced to eight years on morals charges for theorizing that his "Think-U-Tron" could permit "pictures of naked ladies to be displayed in the privacy of their own home."
5. First clue that it was a fake 50's photograph? No "Whites Only" sign on the gigantic keyboard.
6. What Mac Users envision whenever anyone tries to argue the superiority of DOS.
7. "I use it to cruise chat-rooms and pretend I'm a 23-year-old hottie under the name BustyLass36DD."
8. When your ISP gives you a warning not to give personal information to any unknown third parties, they mean this guy.
9. "Will men be taking orders from machines in 2004? Only if you count on-line dominatrixes."
10. "The Temporal-Teletype-Machine seems to be printing out a message from the future. It's... BUY... V.I.@.G.R.@... and ... C.I.@.L.I.S... at ... 50%... DISCOUNT."