Sunday, February 23, 2014

Retro Recipe Computer

We just spent a delightful afternoon at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.  My husband drooled over the Babbage Difference Engine, ancient mainframes, and video game consoles from his childhood.  I was wowed by this totally awesome and completely impractical piece of engineering from 1969: the Honeywell recipe computer.  

The Honeywell 316 was designed to store a cook's favorite recipes, and even had a cutting board on top!  Not one was ever sold, but I like to think it's a spiritual predecessor to my beloved Paprika App on the iPad.  

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