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THIS IS WHAT NETFLIX WOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE 50 YEARS AGO

TV today from the world of tomorrow,“ was the slogan used to advertise the Philco Predicta in the 1950s, but it’s only now that this retro-futuristic television set is truly able to keep up with modern viewing tastes. A group of Netflix engineers have adapted a Predicta to play content directly from the streaming service, with contemporary shows appearing in all their fuzzy, black-and-white glory on the iconic swivel-mounted display. 

hooloovoo1  asked:

Hi! I'm rereading High Wizardry (actually my husband is reading it to me because he hadn't read it before and it's a nice thing to do together) and I have a very important question. What do gimbals have to do with televisions? We read the Wikipedia page, and googled a bunch of things, and can't figure it out. Please save us from endless research. Thanks!

Oh! It’s this bit here.