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.

Convergence VII: Casio Biorhythm Calculator


In 1976 Casio made a hit with their combination calculator and Biorhythm "Biolator".  Biorhythms is a pseudo scientific idea that the body has biological cycles that influence your strength and health.  True believers use their biorhythms to map their lives, deciding when is best for certain tasks.

Skeptic or not, theories of biorhythms were enough to make Casio's invention of a biorhythm calculator a huge hit.  The Biolator isn't much of a calculator with only eight digits, no percent function, nor memory, but let's face it - the Biolator was for folks that wanted numeric help with their fate.

The Life Cycles kit has cards and charts to determine your biorhythms and the best timing for the events in your life.  Sadly, I'm missing a few of the essential bits of the Life Cycles kit - but it barely matters. Besides biorhythms being a pseudoscience, the Biolator isn't Y2K compliant!


More info on the Biolator
Wikipedia entry on biorhythms


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