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.

Replicating the PDP-8

An impressive fake
I'm not sure why someone would go to the trouble of building a non-functional replica of a DEC PDP-8 -- as a museum exhibit, perhaps? Whatever the reason, the Vintage Computer Festival site features a dozen or so shots of this wickedly cool looking replica. Besides, it's not often one gets to write about a computer with zero bits of core memory, no I/O and photocopied circuit boards.

Those who prefer PDP-8 replicas that actually work should check out Spare Time Gizmo's tiny PDP-8/E system. The main board measures only 4.2 x 6.2 inches and will cheerfully run standard DEC paper tape software without modification.

PDP-8 Replica Project [via Make]


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