In 1969 it was actually possible to buy a futuristic-looking kitchen computer in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalogue. Called the Honeywell Kitchen Computer, the device was impossibly hard to use (it came with a two-week computer programming course). You had to enter data in the form of numbers, and it gave you answers in the form of blinking lights, which you had to learn how to "read". It cost USD 10,000. Nobody bought one.