Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

1964 Modem Reaches Out And Touches The Internet

Phreakmonkey YouTubed his vintage Livermore Data Systems "Model A" Acoustic Coupler Modem connecting to a modern Linux box. At 300 baud. That's about 30 characters per second.

He says, "This modem was given to me around 1989 by the widow of a retired IBM engineer. Even better than seeing it in a museum, I decide to hook the trusty Model A up and make it talk to something. After some trial and error, I manage to get it to talk to a terminal server at work and use it to connect to a linux box. It's ALIVE! So, 45 years after it's creation, this antique modem gets to send data to and from the modern Internet."

1964 Antique MODEM Live Demo [thanks, Matrix!]


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