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.

Bargain Priced Retro Scooter From A Market Leader


As I mention in the post below, I spent a few hours wandering the isles of a motorcycle show last weekend. The venue was a mere twenty minute train trip from my house, so I couldn't resist. It was also a great opportunity to hop onto dozens of different models from a gazillion manufacturers.

By far and away the best retro scooter deal in North America right now seems to be the $2499 Yamaha Vino 125 (on the right). This bargain-priced runabout offers a splash of chrome and some vintage curves that seem to have escaped from an early 1960s Fellini flick. The 125 cc motor is enough to zip along most urban and suburban roads, although it's not up to freeway driving. A slightly slimmer version can be yours for $1849, if you can make do with a 49cc motor.

Being a retro scooter buff, I was drawn to the giant suspended Vespa logo almost instantly. I was happy to discover a "new" model -- the $3399 Piaggio Fly 150 (on the left above). It's a bit too modern for my liking, but priced significantly less than the similarly equipped Vespa LX 150 ($4199). The Vespas are nice, but the $1700 premium over the Vino is significant.

2006 Yamaha Vino 125 Scooter


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