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.

Name That Tune Electronic Game

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A tie-in to a famous US game show, the electronic version of Name That Tune seems promising.  In the game show, players would wager who could name a song upon hearing a scant few notes.  The Name That Tune game does the same, but the music is a bit bleepier and a bit more public domain.  The problem lies in the limited nature of electronics at the time, the unit only holding 32 songs.  It didn't take long for the replay value to erode away.

Name_that_tune_gameThough there is an unexpected bonus within the plastic heart of this game.  You can record songs for your friends to guess as part of the game, making the Name That Tune game a quasi-keyboard/sequencer.  I doubt that Goldfrapp will cut their next album using this thing, but it's amusing nonetheless.

If you really want to get trivial, one of these games was used as an on-air prop in Mystery Science Theater 3000 (pictured here with an ur-Crow & proto Tom Servo when he was known as "Beeper") when MST3K was still a local TV show in Minneapolis.

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