Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

The Internet in 1969

Written by Christopher Alm • September 8th, 2010

Very kitschy and retro futuristic video explaining some of the features and benefits of using home computers (consoles) in the home. With this fantastic setup that would make William Shatner of Star Trek fame envious, you can do amazing things such as online clothes shopping and monitor the home using a CCTV system.

Apparently the only thing the husband can do on his console is to pay for everything that his wife buys. However, I find it amazing that they got many things pretty much spot on.

What is your favorite thing to do online?

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Totalrod

    Thanks for sharing this!

  • Tut

    That is pretty amazing foresight; I watched it from my L-shaped desk containing 3 monitors and 2 keyboards, as an electronic correspondence from a coworker automatically arrived at my home.

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  • Diego Fernandes

    It is interesting that the advance in technology did not have an equivalent in social structure. I find it also interesting how little clothing and furniture styles have altered. I wonder what the imaginers of this program would think if they knew how many people now use the internet for their social life and how social life had changed to game playing? I keep telling myself that my computer has far more uses than just an electronic post office and typewriter.

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