People Have the Star Trek Computer Backwards

Michael Caulfield, Hapgood, Mar 05, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This is a great reconstruction of just what exactly is going on with the computers on Star Trek (the original series). "The Star Trek computer, at least in the 1960s, was not ahead of its time, but *of* its time. It lacked the vision to see even five years into the future... There’s no keyboard because there is no text, anywhere, on any computer on the Enterprise to edit... Why? Because computers were for math, stupid!"

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