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.

Scalextric Slot Cars

Scalextric slot cars were introduced at a British toy fair in 1957. They became an instant sensation and the manufacturer found themselves barely able to keep up with demand. After changing hands several times, the Scalextric brand is still going strong 50 years later. They had a tough time in the late 1980s, but recovered nicely with a huge range of cars and track systems.

For the uninitiated -- slot cars race in pairs along snap-together polyethylene tracks which have a couple of parallel grooves that provide electricity, offering wicked speed in a tiny package. Prices start around £50.00 for a complete set (my eye is on the Porsche vs. Audi package). Available in specialty toy stores.

Scalextric Slot Cars (Scalextric product site)


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