David Pescovitz at 11:33 am Mon, Aug 13, 2012
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(via Weird Universe and Wishbook's Flickr)
It appears that even in the 30’s, the geeks of the day were trying to make robotic girlfriends.
Mmmm . . . metal robot boobies . . .
Sexual harassment in workplace confirmed. Initiating lawsuit mode.
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…they’d look like chickens?
I guess they use the “hunt-and-peck” method then.
I note that this artist’s ideal form of a robotic woman has no mouth.
Wouldn’t a robot-typist look like Myrtle Devenish?
Robo-Sexism…. I bet they wouldn’t have even considered hiring a black or gay robot back in those days.
Even in the future, discrimination against robosexuals will be a problem.
Robot. The very word stems from oppression.
This particular sexist stereotype, which this ad illustrates well enough, was still in place as late as 1989. In the Marine Corps, a Gunny asked for a typist out of a work pool of casuals on their way to somewhere else. I raised my hand. He wouldn’t consider it because only female Marines knew how to type. ????? wtf? Since when?
They sucked at Photoshop back then, too. The reflections are all crazy.
To type on two separate typewriters at the same time.
Yeah, a lot of the old typewriters had a lever to adjust the force required to push a key down so you could customise it for your hand strength. Yet another way in which modern interfaces look ergonomically sad in comparison to their ancestors.
Then only robots would have typewriters.
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