Yes it was. Now that I've stated the obvious, let's think about how long ago that was: goin' on 50 years. Floored.
In the TED talk I beamed in biking home, Mae Jemison said the technologies we enjoy today are at least that old, and we're pretty much coasting on them. Is innovation lacking? When you attain a level of comfort and entertainment, it's hard not to be content with channel surfing the same spark and glow.
Will we still be happy with the same thrills in another 50 years?