raster laser? - Ameteur Scientist
rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 10 11:13:15 CST 2007
They are on the web if you look hard enough.
Unfortunatley the whole collection is a mess. They should have distributed
it in PDFs of the original pages to maintain the feeling of the originals.
But NO, they html the whole thing poorly, and the original art is low res
I am fortunate to have the university nearby, and there is nothing like
flipping through old SciAm binders. The computer ads from the 50s-60s are
where's my flying car?
I want the future as depicted in the magazine.
If you can have access to these, also notice the employment ads. Everybody
was in the exciting field of computers, a rocket scientist, or electronics
Dont forget to check out the Amateur Scientist book too. There is a relay
based tic-tac toe machine, farmer fox, goose computer too. It is a
collection of some of the best articles.
In the magazine, Marvin Gardner's Mathematical puzzles column too! lots of
binary and computer algorithms foretelling the future are in there.
I grew up in the NASA environment. As A kid I got to go in the clean rooms
and see the spacecraft. Then they brought me into the computer room to play
tic tac-toe at the console.
I want to go back...
Or surround my basement with vaccum column tape drives and a console of
switches and blinkinlights. Nevermind its a PC runing the show, but its
running a s/360 emulator..
Grab your pocket protectors and slide rules, come over to my house!
>From: Bob Rosenbloom <bobalan at sbcglobal.net>
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>Subject: Re: raster laser? - Ameteur Scientist
>Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 05:12:33 -0800
>Dave McGuire wrote:
>>>Does anyone on the list have this collection (SciAm Amateur Scientist
>>>columns on CD-ROM)?
>> I have them...I ordered them the day they were announced.
>>Port Charlotte, FL
>They are available on ePay for $24.00
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