30 May '14, 3pm

Time Capsule: 1964

Time Capsule: 1964

Fifty years ago, as IEEE Spectrum was publishing its first issue, the world of technology was abuzz with activity. Here, we fondly recall some of the seminal firsts from that extraordinary era. Photo: Ford Motor Co. Ford Mustang The Ford Mustang made its debut in a cameo appearance in the hit film Goldfinger (1964), with Sean Connery behind the wheel. Although dealers expected to sell only 100 000 units in the car’s first year, sales topped 1 million within two years. Photo: Porsche Porsche 911 After its introduction in 1964, the Porsche 911 was powered by a legendary, air-cooled engine for 34 years. The current incarnation includes some 16 different models , with water-cooled, 6-cylinder engines ranging up to 420 kilowatts (about 560 horsepower). Photo: Sharp Corp. Sharp Compet CS-10A After four years of development, Sharp Corp. introduced the Compet CS-10A desktop calcul...

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