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What Is a Computer?

the one and twenty

the one and twenty

Here at least, it’s not a Mac.

Singularity, here we come. Sesame Street, 1984:

Sesame Street—What Is a Computer?

One the one hand, these kids know more about computers than some contemporary politicians I could mention. On the other hand, in a fit of premonition, it already feels like watching a bunch of kids from the Neolithic sitting around a fire and discussing the question “What Is Farming?”

Bonus insight: “Well, you press some buttons, and then you can make a design.”

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  1. I wonder what these kids think of computers now. :)