Crumbs on the Keyboard
A cook wishing for the Kitchen Computer under his tree in 1969 would have to shell out $10,600 for the system. Factoring inflation, the price is equivalent to about $62,550 (£ 40,764) today. That's probably why there's no record of anyone ever buying a Kitchen Computer.
Alas, the Kitchen Computer's utter lack of popularity meant humankind would need to store its recipes in old fashion books and cue cards like a bunch of chumps until many years later. Vendors, however, have been tried fruitlessly to fit computers into the kitchen ever since with laughable and impractical results.
But as the crumbs in your keyboard are testament, food and home computing are simply meant to go together. Until that day arrives, we can only look back at Kitchen Computer and yearn for what could have been.
As usual, we give our attribution and thanks to the Computer History Museum for letting us poke around the collection. ®
Honeywell's Kitchen Computer remembered
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It's the designer's integration of features useful in a kitchen that really impressed me. I'm talking about the built-in cutting board... though I'm not sure what happened if you washed it...
But who on Earth... would ?..
"1969. Aliens are already here, but humanity isn't subjugated yet."
re oric 1.
yes and the display didnt really work well in PAL land, circles would come out as ellipses etc///
Title needed why?
"Special Features: Built-in cutting board"
So what happens when the cutting board BSODs?
Laugh all you want
I'm quite sure the Kitchen Computer met its sales target and provided useful PR.