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Honeywell's Kitchen Computer remembered

The $62,550 machine no one bought

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Casserole Data

Unfortunately, its "user interface" only consisted of a strip of binary front panel lights and some switches, making entry or recovery of the family's famous casserole data a monumental task of machine mastery and encryption. In fact, Neiman Marcus advertised the system as coming with a complimentary two week programming course to learn how to use it – which is something anyone could enjoy over the holidays, we're sure.

The system is a Honeywell H316 General Purpose Digital Computer, which came in a tabletop, rack-mountable, and "futuristic styling" of Kitchen Computer's pedestal design, according to an old company brochure (PDF).

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