Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Do you believe in magic?

Always gives the right answer

A curiousity from the late 1950's.  The box cover would suggest that it was particularly suited for easily puzzled and gullible Anglo-saxon children.    I find the robot kind of creepy myself.  How does it know all this stuff?

For a description of how this game works and a highly academic commentary on what it represents, go to the British Museum History of the World.