Feeds

Honeywell's Kitchen Computer remembered

The $62,550 machine no one bought

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

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).

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.