return of the retro turboencabulator

Someone emailed me a link to Rockwell Automation's spoof of several years ago wherein they created a short video for their new "retro turboencabulator." I had forgotten about this thing. It is still funny. I also found out there is even a Wikipedia page on the origins of the Turboencabulator:

According to Wikipedia, GE engineers even managed to insert a page in a GE catalog in 1962 about GE's version of the encabulator. All I can say is, GE must have been a different place in 1962 than it is now. Here is the link to the Rockwell video:

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