Kitchen computer, true or false?



#6

While looking at the following good web site I found:

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=927

Am I being taken in? This can't be true??? I have my doubts (2.5MHz is fast for late 60's and very few details - love the picture and inbuilt chopping board!).

As a spoof it's quite funny, and possibly true - there were some wackey ideas in the 60's - and who knew where computers were going to end up!


#7

Hi Tom,

Well - it's apparaently genuine. I just did a search on Honeywell's web site and found following:

Link

At $10,000 each, I wonder if they sold any.

Bill


#8

Hi!

Quote:
At $10,000 each, I wonder if they sold any.

In your Honeywell link, it says:
"Not surprisingly, no Kitchen Computers were sold."

But if you do a Google or Wikipedia search, you will find endless references to it

Greetings, Max


#9

I clicked on the 'read more' button and there are a few more details including being promoted as a kitchen computer to get free publicity. So not intended for a chopping board! or the kitchen! But not sure of the real intended market.

#10

It exists. There's one on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. It's believed that only a single unit was actually manufactured.


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