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.

Prehistoric Gumby

[Animator Art Clokey died Friday in his hometown of Los Osos on California's central coast. He was 88. Gumby, his most famous creation, became a pop culture phenomenon.]

Several years before Gumby ambled onto the small screen, Art Clokey created Gumbasia while studying at USC. Gumby didn't appear in this three minute experimental claymation film, but there's a glimmer of the kinetic brilliance that played a key role in the next half century of Gumby and Pokey films.

Clokey showed Gumbasia to movie producer Sam Engel in 1955, who bankrolled the 15-minute episode Gumby Goes to the Moon. The pilot was rejected by NBC but led to the appearance of a second Gumby short - Robot Rumpus - on The Howdy Doody Show in mid 1956. He got his own show a year later. Gumby, along with his faithful sidekick Pokey, Nopey the dog and the Blockheads went on to star in over 200 stop motion adventures.


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