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.

Lost Worlds Broadcast on BBC 4 (and the Web)

Lost Worlds Giles Perkins returns this week with Lost Worlds. I'll let him take it from here...

This week, esteemed UK public broadcaster BBC Radio 4 has as its "Book of the Week" an airing of Micahel Bywater's fantastic Lost Worlds. Read by the unique and quintessential Englishman Stephen Fry, Bywater's book is brought to vividly life, bemoaning the loss of everything that was once good, from Cane Fishing Rods to Fully Fashioned Nylons and Sturmey-Archer bicycle gears. Packed with cynicism and sentimental yearnings, this journey down a long and winding memory lane is an audio retro-trip not to be missed. [Giles runs onSuper8.org, a superb Super 8 site]

BBC Radio 4 Book-of-the-Week page (with listen again feature)
Lost Worlds, the Book ("A gorgeously written, barking-mad catalog raisonne of, well, all kinds of stuff that we've lost")


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