Throwback Thursday

Walter Cronkite Previews The Home Office Of 2001…In 1967 [VIDEO]

February 14, 2013

In this clip from the March 12, 1967 episode of the CBS show The 21st Century, Walter Cronkite previews what a home office might look like in the year 2001…and it looks mighty familiar, if rather clunky.


Throwback Thursday: 1981 Report On eNewspapers

June 7, 2012
1981 Report On eNewspapers

Steve Newman’s story about electronic newspapers was broadcast on KRON San Francisco in 1981.


THROWBACK THURSDAY: 1940s-Era Domestic Robots

April 5, 2012
1940s-Era Domestic Robots

Rollo The Robut: A 1940s-era vision of the future where domestic robots were large, clumsy, and controlled by push-buttons and women were stupid.


Throwback Thursday: Morse Code Tweeting

February 23, 2012
Morse Code Tweeting

Martin Kaltenbrunner has built a telegraph interface to Twitter.


Throwback Thursday: 1960s-Era LEGOs Commercial

February 9, 2012
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LEGOs has come a long way as a brand with relatively simple products in the sixties to today, where people create dioramas built out of LEGOs and blogs devoted to them.


Throwback Thursday: 1967 McDonald’s Commercial – The Big Game

January 19, 2012

You’ve just finished listening to The Big Game on the radio; now it’s time for take-out from McDonald’s.


Throwback Thursday: Mrs & Mrs. Potato Head Commercial

October 20, 2011
Mrs & Mrs. Potato Head Commercial

A vintage commercial for Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head (head not included).


Throwback Thursday: Newsreel – Swimsuit Fashions, 1952

September 29, 2011
Newsreel - Swimsuit Fashions, 1952

The latest swimsuit fashions from 1952 are highlighted in this vintage newsreel.


Throwback Thursday: 1962 New York Promo Film

September 8, 2011
1962 New York Promotional Film

A 1960s-era promotional film about the Big Apple.


Throwback Thursday: Vintage Tire Commercial Reflects Sexism Of The 70s

September 1, 2011
Vintage Tire Commercial Reflects Sexism Of The 70s

A 1970s-era television commercial for Goodyear Polyglass tires reflects just how breathtakingly sexist our society could be.