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.

An interesting new product from the Apple Computer Company

Regency radio

Rob says, "I thought you might get a kick out of this faux regency radio/iPod ad I made a couple of years ago for a worth1000.com contest." Follow the jump for a look at the full ad, along with one of my all-time favorite pocket radio snapshots.

The first commercial transistor radio -- the $49.95 Regency TR-1 -- was introduced in late 1954. Prior to the arrival of the pocket radio, the wireless was treated like a piece of furniture that sat in the living room, under the control of watchful and selective parents. Suddenly, the radio became a personal fashion accessory, much like the modern iPod. It’s no coincidence that the birth of rock n' roll came so soon after the invention of the transistor.


And here's a rainbow of Regency TR-1's from Steve Reyer's brilliant Regency page:



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