[geeks] Anyone watch "60 Minutes" last night?
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Mon Mar 15 11:00:49 CST 2004
Lionel Peterson wrote:
> They had a piece about the Hubble telescope that was
> interesting, but what I noticed was that everyone they showed
> "working hard at their computers" (visual filler while the
> reporter was speaking off camera) were working on Sun
> They had 21" monitors and Sun 5 type keyboards... Didn't see
> any workstations though...
> Anyway, I thought it was neat... Kinda like the excitement I
> get when I see an AT&T UnixPC/7300 in a movie set (now they
> look like spiffy Commodore PETs, but back then I thought they
> were good looking... Tastes change, now I love my Dual 450
> MHz U60 - that is a nice desktop, but not much to look at.
I didn't see the show last night, but I've seen several shows
where they were filming in observatories, and where you could
clearly see Ultra 1s sitting on people's desks. On another show,
you could see that they were running HP/9000 C-class machines.
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