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September 20, 2010

Recipe for disaster.

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1285018258 ) Play

What is the device?

Cracked by Rogi , Anjul , Mikey , udupendra , Logik and jowens
only!

Answer:

The super-flop Honeywell 316 “Kitchen Computer”.


8 Responses to “Recipe for disaster.”

  1. Rogi
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    That’s the Honeywell 316.
    It appears to be the pedestal “Kitchen Computer” version marketed by Neiman Marcus but of which a total of zero were ever sold.


  2. Anjul
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    The first kitchen computer from long time back? Didn’t really sell so much iirc.

    This is most likely the computer history museum in Mountain View.


  3. Mikey

    ahh, I’ve seen that! That’s one of the original “home computers” in the late 70s – as you hint, it’s intended for housewives to input and extract recipies from. It was insanely expensive, bulky, power hungry, and crap.

    Unsuprisingly, sales were poor. I wish I could remember the name of it!


  4. udupendra
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    Honeywell Kitchen Computer – great question :)


  5. Logik
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    Neiman Marcus’s recipe computer – Honeywell 316.

    And as the 60’s respect for women goes,
    the tagline was “If she can only cook as well as Honeywell can compute.”


  6. Ananth
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    Generic answer.. a computer or HID that uses rolling pins.


  7. jowens
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    The Honeywell H316 Kitchen Computer


  8. Taking a guess. Some kind of innovative dough rolling pad that measures the thickness of the end product/Chapathi and helps you to make even sized Chapathis?


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