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Author Topic: 1956 Autohotkey ancestor  (Read 1938 times)

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1956 Autohotkey ancestor
« on: November 06, 2011, 02:36:44 AM »
Currently browsing the 1950s Popular Sciences, ran across this:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Iy0DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=RA1-PA278#v=onepage&q&f=true

You'll have to scroll down a little to see it, it's the bottom right corner of page 278, the page the link above *should* take you to.


Just thought it was interesting....


On a side note, my addiction to reading PopSci and PopMech back issues over the last couple of years has led to a "projects I wannna do" clipping/notes set that is essentially impossible to ever, ever Ever EVER complete (barring science-fiction-grade life extension discoveries).

Which is a good thing.


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Re: 1956 Autohotkey ancestor
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 02:42:16 AM »
Nice post and nice find  :Thmbsup:

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Re: 1956 Autohotkey ancestor
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 03:36:38 AM »
I like the smug "I'm the king of the world!" look the typewriter has.  :D

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Re: 1956 Autohotkey ancestor
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 11:22:12 AM »
Interesting that many of those products have stood the test of time and are still available today.

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Re: 1956 Autohotkey ancestor
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 03:46:02 PM »
Currently browsing the 1950s Popular Sciences, ran across this:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Iy0DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=RA1-PA278#v=onepage&q&f=true

You'll have to scroll down a little to see it, it's the bottom right corner of page 278, the page the link above *should* take you to.


Hilarious. Seems like a repurposed sewing machine pedal.
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Re: 1956 Autohotkey ancestor
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 06:01:23 PM »
I love this one from just a couple pages down:

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Re: 1956 Autohotkey ancestor
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 08:06:38 AM »
I love this one from just a couple pages down:
 (see attachment in previous post)

How ironic is it that someone invents a device that sucks in 7500 files a day to figure out better ways to spray pesticides? LOL
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