Why is Nostromo's technology so... 1980s?



"Prometheus" is meant to be a prequel to "Alien", happening 30 years before (src).If that's the case, how come one of the very earliest spaceships, Prometheus from 2089, has a spiffy new technology, while Nostromo has antique text based CRTs, mechanical IBM style keyboards, and all the associated technologies screaming "1980s called, and they want their IBM PC back!" ?The great visuals of this can be seen in this Youtube Video here (ignore the russian voice-over - the guy is a movie critic w

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Oldtimers: What was the emacs-like editor that came with MS C 5.0 (for DOS) in the late 1980s?
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I bought MS C 5.0 after first getting QuickC 1.0 (I think because there was some limitation with QuickC that the full-blown C 5.0 didn't have, but I can't recall the details now). This was the summer of 1988 I believe. Anyway, there was an editor buried somewhere on the discs which wasn't the default editor. I can't remember the name of the editor, and web searching hasn't turned up anything. This editor wasn't documented in the printed manuals, but it did have detailed help. In the help docs, it was claimed that this was the editor MS programmers actually used internally at the time.


Compared to the QuickC editor, this one was very esoteric. I remember it had "meta" k

Microsoft to release 1980s games for Xbox (AP) :
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AP - Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 may exemplify the high-tech future of video game consoles, but the company is hoping some of its avid players still pine for the good old days of Pac-Man and Frogger.]]>
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Which is better 1980s or 2000s technology?
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Which is better 1980s or 2000s technology?
 
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This page shows how two different music technologies stack up...
I think 80s technology was FAR BETTER!
I am one that likes good sound and i much prefer my VHS tapes to anything digital...
Alot of stuff today is garbage,as small as can be and very hard to use!!!!!

What was that show-- 1980s or 1990s anthology horror/sci fi episode
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It wasn't Monsters ... What was it??' An anthology tv sci-fi/horror episode with a man "ill," maybe restrained, in a bed at a rustic home acting feral while his family and a visiting doctor hover about him, concerned. The doc asks how he's doing. The wife seems concerned about his illness; but the audience is freaked that he's going to jump out of bed and attack someone. Then there's a twist... Probably.... I had to leave & never learned what happened. Anyone know the show/episode??!! It's
Why is Nostromo's technology so... 1980s?
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"Prometheus" is meant to be a prequel to "Alien", happening 30 years before (src).If that's the case, how come one of the very earliest spaceships, Prometheus from 2089, has a spiffy new technology, while Nostromo has antique text based CRTs, mechanical IBM style keyboards, and all the associated technologies screaming "1980s called, and they want their IBM PC back!" ?The great visuals of this can be seen in this Youtube Video here (ignore the russian voice-over - the guy is a movie critic w

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