Woman and Machine

The love affair between women and robots goes back to the early pulp fiction comics and first appeared on big screen in 1956 in Forbidden Planet. Here the robot is actually actually working as a hairdresser.

"Been on holiday this year?"
"Yes. The Forbidden Planet."
"Nice. I've not been myself but I hear its very nice."
"Nice dress, by the way."
"It's a bit tarty for the 1950s but my PR man said it would put bums on seats for my new movie."

Interesting how as technology has developed it is so often linked with attractive women. Could it be as simple as boys having a passion for robots and young men adoring sexy women?

Typewriter Porn

This blend of beauty and technology can be traced right back through the early development of computers to even the humble typewriter. Typewriter porn - whatever next?

"Now Elsie, Just press one of these keys with a letter on it. Yes, yes that's lovely"

"This is much more exciting than dictation Mr Crevis,"

Early Rabbit?

I couldn't resist this one. Not much technology but funny all the same.

I suppose this is a precursor to all those complex contraptions that women today love like the Rabbit which give most men an inferiority complex in the bedroom.

Before Road Safety Invented?

This picture demonstrates the use of technology before road safety was invented. Not only are her head and body totally unprotected but these were such carefree times that she is looking at the artist rather than the road ahead.

Swinging 60s Airlines

In the 1960s airlines quickly adopted the whole 'Swinging London' thing and elegant uniforms were rapidly replaced with gaudy mini-skirts and high boots.

Soon the whole flying experience was more like visiting a massage parlor than air travel.

Student Centred Learning

This is an exciting new interactive teaching method where Mathematics is reinforced by a classroom assistant providing frequent physical stimuli to the top of the head, so increasing the amount of knowledge absorbed.

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Space (or is that Spice?) Girls

Airlines in the swinging 60s projected their glamour into the future and imagined their hostesses in space suits.

Come to think of it, this bunch resemble the SPICE girls - a one-way ticket into deep space might be a good career move?

An early Wii

Here is a early prototype of the Nintendo Wii from 1901. Unfortunately men's trousers were too tight to enable manufacture to commence until more than a century later.

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