Kitchen Computer

Kitchen Computer

An early 16-bit minicomputer from Honeywell that was marketed to housewives as a tool to store and retrieve recipes. In 1969, the Neiman Marcus catalog featured the machine for the bargain price of USD $10,600. With 16KB of memory and a CPU speed of 0.6 MHz, there is no proof that any units were ever sold. You can, however, see one on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. See Computer History Museum.
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THE 1969 Neiman Marcus catalog included a futuristic product called the Honeywell Kitchen Computer. The red and white trapezoidal machine came equipped with an H316 minicomputer, a pedestal, a cutting board, and a handful of preprogrammed recipes.
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