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.

Tele-Test Prank

Teletest_01Back in the 50's, TV kitsch didn't just fetishize the shape and function of the actual TV set.  Here's a great prank that plays on anyone's vanity, and the mystery surrounding that fantastic 20th century breakthrough: television.

The Tele-Test is about the size of a pack of cards.  The text asks "Are you photogenic - What will you look on television?  Press button".  Teletest_02_1Your "friend" (sucker!) presses the button, and the screen reveals... the hinder of a jackass.

Boy, you're some pal, eh?  What actually makes this really funny is that I keep this right by my editing desk, and it still works.  More than 50 years later, and this prank it's still duping sophisticated people holding college degrees in art & media.  Hope that someone comes out with a new one for HD!


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