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.

How Not To Get Worms

I've had to answer the question of why I like old educational films more than a few times. It's not just to thumb my nose at them (and after watching this film, I'm not putting my thumb anywhere near my nose!), it's also to see a true glimpse of the time. These sorts of movies fall into the category of "ephemeral films" as they weren't high budget affairs made to be seen by a large audience. Films like this were intended as a tool to meet some local need.

Thanks to being made on the cheap, there aren't any elaborate production values to get in the way of this snapshot of an important moment in that locale's history. We city folk don't necessarily think about people in some rural areas still using an outdoor privy in the 1970's (or now for that matter). It's easy to laugh at the ineptitude of the puppetry, and to get all squirmy about the subject matter, but it all adds up to a fascinating six minutes from 1971. Take special note of the background music choices.

Any of our readers out there know more about this? Are there other films in the Ro-Revus canon?


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