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August 21, 2008

Fat man

srikanth @ 10:26 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1219357578 ) Play

Simple. Identify:

Cracked by everyone who tried!

Answer:

Vannevar Bush’s “Memex” concept, the precursor to everything.

“Fat man” is a reference to the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings. This pic is from the edition of Life magazine that also announced the nukes being dropped on Japan.


29 Responses to “Fat man”

  1. Chandrakant Nair

    Memex


  2. Memex by Vannevar Bush.


  3. Keerthi Kiran M

    Memex


  4. udupendra
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    4
    7

    Memex


  5. sidsen
    2

    memex


  6. Goyal
    3
    2
    1

    Memex


  7. Memex


  8. svgreatest

    Memex


  9. Wasi Manazir

    Memex


  10. Rohan
    1

    memex


  11. varuns88
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    2

    Memex desk


  12. MEMEX


  13. krishnendu

    Memex


  14. Rc

    Memex


  15. memex


  16. akhi
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    Memex


  17. Poornima

    Memex


  18. Nakul

    Memex


  19. shyam

    Memex !


  20. VikraM

    Memex


  21. joe

    Memex. Why fat man?


  22. Ajay Parasuram
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    2

    Memex, a portmanteau of “Memory Extender”.


  23. duriel
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    2

    Memex (“Memory Extender”).


  24. malcaluffin

    the Memex..


  25. Archana

    Memex.


  26. yaksha
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    3

    memex
    the new media reader


  27. Prasad

    Some form of mechanical computer. Origin for the term desktop computer?


  28. Prasad

    Memex!


  29. Tathagata Chatterjee
    1

    Memex.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


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