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Electronic Brain
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publius_ovidius
Today at a BBC historical exhibit in one of our buildings, I read a "strictly confidential" letter. It was from a manager at the BBC replying to someone that yes, they would be interested in discussing whether an "electronic brain" could help reduce BBC clerical staff.

The letter was dated 22 November, 1949.

I can't help but think of Desk Set.

From the first reply to my use.perl post of this:

I couldn't help but immediately think of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desk_Set

:)


OK, that's kind of creepy, but mostly awesome.

59 years later, and we still haven't gotten electronic brains worked out. Fuck the future.

Electronic brains? Hell, I'm still waiting for my personal jet pack!