Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jun 2009 18:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems A while ago, I made a list of my ten most beautiful computers, which ignited some heavy debate since Cray wasn't mentioned. Anyway, one of the items on the list was the Honeywell Kitchen Computer, the H316. This was a very basic and incredibly difficult to handle machine which was supposed to store and display recipes, but its most awesome feature was a built-in cutting board. Despite its ridiculousness, I think it's a beautiful piece of design, a pre-cursor to a type of computer everyone in the '50s thought we would have now (get it?). Well, the idea of a kitchen computer is supposed to make a comeback. Update: Eugenia just pointed me to a photo her husband took of the H316 at the Computer History Museum in California, as well as a product photo of Be, Inc.'s take on the kitchen computer.
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Is it really kitchen computer?
by wawrzyn on Sat 6th Jun 2009 14:52 UTC
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2009-03-24

Believe me or not, but for me it suits better to the toilet. Well... I mean the design today looks more like from modern toilet - something between cash-machine and sink. Very sophisticated connection.

But to be honest, I don't know why I have so much sentiment to this brand. For sure they are producing one of the best controllers on the market right now. Maybe they shouldn't experiment with the "kitchen tools" again?

But you know, there is a connection between cooking and computers, at least between cooking and software engineering. I have to agree with RMS ;-) And maybe this idea of kitchen computer is not so bad ;-) Lol.

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