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MattyC64c
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The Mighty Micro

Post by MattyC64c » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:13 am

Hi,

While looking at old videos regarding computers and the coming of the low cost microprocessors that emerged in the 1970's I came across an old six part TV series called 'The Mighty Micro' presented by the late computer scientist Christopher Evans. In this program DR Evans talks about what he predicts the future will be like with the Microprocessor revolution. Automation, business use, home use, education etc.

It's quite fascinating. I think on episode three he shows an approximation of an iPad, or at the very least, a Kindle device to read a book, and this is from a programme produced in 1979!

Some of his other predictions are quite accurate as well, like debit/credit cards with chips embedded to debit the account holders account at point of purchase. He does talk about a cashless society as well, but inaccurately predicts this happening sometime in the 90's. Well, it's 2019 and while we have become less attached to cash, we're still not cashless, I'm nearly there though.

I'm going to see if I can get hold of the book. I love these computer technology predictions from the past.

The Mighty Micro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiiQrLM ... PFXkn6FlGA

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Crusty Starfish
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Re: The Mighty Micro

Post by Crusty Starfish » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:46 pm

Excellent! Will have a look at those as I love that stuff too :)

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Re: The Mighty Micro

Post by kiwimike » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:33 pm

Thanks for that, I'd completely forgotten about that show. Saw bits of it at the time, it's fun to go back and watch them in hindsight, see how close they were for their predictions, and fun to see what was considered amazing tech at the time.

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Re: The Mighty Micro

Post by Gary Plowman » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:19 am

I will be watching that later on!
The Micro Kids: An 80s Adventure with ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and more
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993474462/

ZX Spectrum Games Code Club
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993474403/

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