Car Computers – new electronic know-it-alls (Jun, 1979)
The state of the art has progressed a bit in the last 30 years or so.
Car Computers – new electronic know-it-alls
Get instant mpg, time of arrival, miles to go, and more—at the push of a button
By BILL HAWKINS
You’ve been on the road for hours. The clock says you’re running late, the gas gauge says you’re running low. And there’s a desolate stretch of highway ahead between you and your destination. Should you take the extra time to look for a gas station or do you continue, hoping the lonely roadway is shorter than your fuel supply?
How Smart are Computers? (Nov, 1961)
I wonder what he’d have thought of Watson.
How Smart are Computers?
BY J. R. PIERCE
ACCORDING TO DOCTOR PIERCE: “The chief charm of the computer comes from the mental skill, agility and insight which men called programmers exercise in causing it to solve difficult and fascinating problems. ”
“Though faster, computers are less versatile than human beings, because they are formed of fewer parts. ”
“The principal limiting factor of the computer is human direction in the form of a program which will guide the machine in a given task.”
When I leave my office to confer with the mathematicians at the Bell Labs, I walk along a corridor with a long glass window on the right-hand wall. Through the window I look into a room about ninety feet long and forty feet wide. There I see a digital computer.
Now They’re Printing TRANSISTORS ON PAPER! (Nov, 1968)
I’m not sure what happened with this, but people are now making transistors where paper is actually a functional part of the device.
Now They’re Printing TRANSISTORS ON PAPER!
Flexible circuits printed by machine on paper, aluminum foil, or film may make possible cheap, disposable radios, hi-fi’s, and many other electronic devices.
By W. STEVENSON BACON
Someday soon you may be able to buy a pad of operating electronic circuits just the way you now buy a pad of paper. On its pages will be printed amplifiers, radio receivers, computer circuitry, oscillators—anything you can name. They’ll be so inexpensive you’ll be able to tear them out, use them, and junk them.
“31,000 student hours later, we still love Apple Computer” (Sep, 1979)
When I was kid I had a subscription where I would get disks full of software from MECC every month. I loved their stuff.
“31,000 student hours later, we still love Apple Computer”
- Dr. Kenneth Brumbaugh. Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
When the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium recommended Apple Computer to the state’s school districts—well, it started something big.
Today there are hundreds of Apple Computers in use in 35% of Minnesota’s elementary and secondary schools, and nearly all of the colleges and universities in the state. Most communicate with the Consortium’s CYBER 73 mainframe in a state-wide educational computer network.