There's a man in the funny papers we all know.  He lived way back, a long time ago.........

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This was submitted by club member Bruce:

The oldest computer can be traced back to Adam and Eve.

 

Surprise!  Surprise!

 

It was an Apple, but with extremely limited memory.

 

Just 1 byte, then everything crashed!!!

From the '60s TV series Bewitched: Darren teaches Sam to drive the car

Darrin: Neutral is where you place the lever when you wanna start the car.
Samantha: How come it isn't called S or SC?  Read the complete dialogue here

 

The Wayside Chapel                                                                                           Grandpa's old time humor

Background: 

An English lady while visiting in Switzerland was looking for a room and she asked the school master if he could recommend any.  He took her to see several rooms and when everything was settled, the lady returned to her room to make everything ready for the move.  When she arrived home the thought occurred to her that she had seen no “water closet” (toilet) around the place…..so she immediately wrote a note to the school master asking if there was a “WC” around. 

The school master was a very poor master of English so he asked the parish priest if he could help in the matter.  Together they tried to discover the meaning of the letters “WC” and the only solution  they could find for the letters was a “Wayside Chapel”.  The school master then wrote the following note to the English lady seeking a “WC” with her room:

THE LETTER

Dear Madam; 

 

I take great pleasure in informing you that a “WC” is situated nine miles from the house in the center of a beautiful  grove of pine trees by lovely grounds.  It is capable of holding 22 people and is open on Sunday and Thursdays only!!!    Want to laugh a bit more?  Read the rest of the story!

Star Trek scene, written January 1, 1968.  Throughout the entire history of the Star Trek TV series, spin-offs and movies, the most popular had plots dealing with time travel.  This particular one was written to be a pilot for a spin-off series that never happened.  What is most telling was Gene Roddenberry's ability to look at his surroundings and create a fictional future that's not only plausable, but actually happens 40 years in the future.  A sign of things to come?  "HEY SIRI" or "HEY CORTANA".  

Look at all the other things that  Roddenberry used:

1.  Pocket Communicator:  Today's Cell Phone?

2.  Universal Translator:  Phone App that translates English and many other languages.

3.  Coordinates for beaming from ship to shore:  GPS

4.  Tablet computers:  Tablet computers

5.  "Viewing Screen on...":  Big screen Televisions

6.  The "replicator"3D printers

How many more can you think of?

Apple SIRI or Amazon Alexa on Star Trek in 1968?  Here is the actual dialogue from an episode.  You might appreciate the vision of Roddenbery.......

 

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