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

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

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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
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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
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Which is better 1980s or 2000s technology? /> 
http://homepage.mac.com/danielturek/PhotoAlbum50.html />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!!!!!
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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
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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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