Thursday, June 21, 2012

Behind the curtain...

Box, now you know how to
write robot in Cyrillic !
Robot, Soviet Union, 1960's

It's just a plain wonder they did not print CCCP on that toy ! The design is pure Russian from that period though - square and basic. Did this guy have a Lada to drive on the moon ?

For the little history lesson, the word "ROBOT" is Czech and was first heard in a play by Karel Capek in 1920 ("RUR" - Rossum's Universal Robots) It comes from Old Church Slavonic "robota" which means "work" (thank you WIKIPEDIA !)

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