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.

How Healthy Are Your Vintage Electronic Gadgets?

Fun with electronics

I penned a guest article for Create Digital Music a while back which takes a look at how age impacts electronic gadgetry. While the CDM piece focused on musical synthesizers, similar problems crop up with vintage stereos, computers, TVs and gaming consoles.

Most electronic gear is designed to provide affordable functionality for a decade or two. Collectors are discovering that even relatively modern devices from the 1970s and 1980s are beginning to fail at an alarming rate. Sadly, there may be precious few Commodore 64s or vintage Nintendo Entertainment Systems in working condition within a few decades.

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