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.

The Sexiest Telephone Ever?

[This morning I'm turning my soapbox over to Giles Perkins, who drops by to show off his fave phone]

This is the Trub, a Swiss design classic from the 1970’s made entirely from Rosewood by Gfeller, the communicator of choice for tree huggers everywhere. From its perfectly balanced handset to the sturdy and functional base, Trub is a truly organic piece of technology. Its wooden construction breathes and changes according to the seasons, its distinctive grain becoming more tactile and prominent in damp weather.

Even after thirty years, with an occasional polish Trub looks as good as the day it was hewn from its parent tree trunk. Without a doubt, Trub is the King of telephones, but if you want one you’ll be in for a long and patient wait. Long discontinued, the Trub is highly sought after, its fate being sealed after celebrity enthusiasm in the UK saw the final few evaporate into eager collector’s hands.

[Giles runs onSuper8.org, a fantastic resource for Super 8 film making. Heartily recommended.]


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