The Very First Version of Xcelsius?

It turns out that dashboards like Xcelsius have their roots all the way back in 1939 — in cardboard, at least!  (Click on the image to get a bigger version)

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Thanks to Modern Mechanix blog: “Yesterday’s Technology, Today!”

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5 Comments
  1. This is an excellent find. We thought we were so cool for having interactive charts but noooo, granny was doing it decades ago.

  2. Gareth,
    Gosh! I DO remember now — I even built something similar using a mainframe reporting system when I worked at Shell in ’88! Thanks!

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