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Topic: Computer ific... 1972, the future is now.  (Read 4288 times)
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everything is so neat!

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« on: October 02, 2004 01:17:43 PM »

I have often made the point that knitting is just like computer programming. It is digital (stitches = discreet units!), it has all the same structures (loop through these instructions 3 times, etc...). Apparently Modern Needle/Craft magazine recognized this analogy immediately at the dawn of "the computer age."

Under the headline is written this slightly incomprehensible technological mish-mash:

"Geometric ribbings to knit-- 2 by 2, clickety clack-- horizontal plus vertical equals-- Wm. Unger stripes across and Reynolds Yarn stripes it all the way up. Punch card designs to crochet for the computer age."

But, my favorite is this description of a typical 70s crocheted tunic and skullcap on the next page:

"A space helmet and low neck top with capsule sleeves conceived in crochet for weightlessness by Wm. Unger. For take off see pages 73 and 74."

There's no such thing as too much information, so: All About My Vagina
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Why can't puffins eat pancakes instead?

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2004 05:58:04 PM »

From now on, every hat I knit will secretly be a gravity defying space helmet. Hurray!

Bumblebees, bumblebees... tiny and small, tiny and small....
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2004 09:13:25 PM »

Ha! That's fantastic! I like how there's a space between "computer" and "ific"-- that's like saying it's okay to be a knit ter. HAHA!

« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2005 10:20:24 AM »

Ha! That's fantastic! I like how there's a space between "computer" and "ific"-- that's like saying it's okay to be a knit ter. HAHA!

I was sitting here trying to figure out what an "ific" was until I read your coment...
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