Probe/Search TV props
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Thu Sep 7 01:17:39 CDT 2006
On 9/6/2006 at 10:19 PM Brent Hilpert wrote:
>On the topic of future prognostications becoming out-dated, a little while
>ago I saw a 370 front panel and the first thing that came to mind was
>"Oh, how 2001-ish" - the association being common design themes (to my
>perceptions) between the front panel and stuff in the movie '2001: A Space
>Oddysey'. Today they both say "1970".
Hmmm, wasn't 2001 sometime around 1968-69?
I like "The Forbin Project" myself. Lots of old IBM 1620/1710 panels and
blinkenlights behind CDC 3000-series "green glass" cabinet fronts.
For you IBM-ers: Everyone calls IBM "Big Blue" but I definitely remember
S/360 hardware also coming in orange. Was that a standard option?
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