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: Convert A Turntable To Reel-To-Reel


It's been a long time since we've thumbed our nose at "convergence," so here's an especially old oddball idea. This came from the pages of a 50s magazine called "Practical Television". The idea is simple; drop this gimmick over the spindle of your turntable, and you've converted your record player into a reel to reel deck.

I guess it makes some sense. Harness the motive power of the family gramophone, and you could drive a number of other appliances too. How about a really slow moving blender (unless you have a 78rpm player)? Or a washing machine that hopefully doesn't skip a beat?

I guess this thing could work - the only problem is that you wouldn't be able to record the sound coming out of the record player! It's a clever idea, I only hope that it actually worked.

Boy... what will they have thought of next?

Panasonic pop-up TV
Casio biorythm calculator
8 track/turntable with built-in fireplace


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