In last week’s episode of Halt and Catch Fire, Joe saw the future of PCs–the Macintosh. And since this week’s episode is titled “1984,” it wasn’t to much of a leap to assume that the infamous Super Bowl ad directed by Ridley Scott would play a part. So now it seems that the whole wide world knows what the future of computing looks like.
Or, at least we thought that is what it would look like. A lot of people championed the underdog Macintosh, and I was one of them. But then again, at the time I didn’t know all that much about computers, and I know even less now. The only experience I had with PCs was messing around on a TRS 80 in middle school. I wasn’t able to take any computer classes in high school since I hadn’t taken typing–I never could fit it into my schedule…
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Niki Lauda won the Formula 1 World Championship the third time in ‘84 but this wasn’t the only thing he did during that year.
‘The new Formula One: A turbo age’ was published by Motorbooks International and was talking about the ground effect used in F1 during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s and the damage done to the driving skill of the pilots by the use of this effect. The book seems to be highly technical but should be an interesting read for the fans of F1.
Back in ’84 I received this set of Lego from Santa, 3 months after having picked it out from a tent filled with numbered toys at my dad’s company.
Behold the Uranium Search Vehicle 1984
Some of the set survived my childhood, the vacuum cleaner and many house relocations over the past 30 years.
I managed to rebuild it with what I have a day ago in celebrating the memories it gave me so many years ago.
The bits and bobs that make up the detail are sadly lost to time.
The vehicle axles and some of the wheels are lost too, making the vehicle look far less intimidating.
Don’t you just love the Lego Space logo?
The back of the vehicle is the Lab where analysis takes place.
The white block used to have a PC monitor printed on.
Happy 30th birthday to my very first Lego set! You…
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