Gadgets

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Altair 8800

Computers didn’t come from space, did they? Come from the future? No, of course, they didn’t.  So where did they come from? In 1974, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry systems invented something called a microcomputer called the Altair 8800.  Became so popular that it was published on the cover of Popular […]

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Polaroid SX 70

Photography has come a long way since the 1800’s when this photo was taken Photos back in the late 1800s and early 1900’s it took some time to develop the film. But in the 1947 Polaroid introduced something called the Land Camera Model 95 which used something called instant film. […]

Unix

So this didn’t start in 1970 it really started in 1969 in Bell Labs, which was a division of AT&T when hen Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and many others started working on this thing called Unix. Start of Unix It was all written in C and it started progress that […]

Cassettes

We moved on from Records to something called 8-track and then cassettes. 8-track never caught on. I had a few, well, my parents had a few growing up and our stereo played them along with records, radio, and cassettes. 8-track tapes These were a different type of music as it […]

8 Track

From 1964 to 10 1988 8 track tapes were a thing, that is if you lived in Japan, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. If you lived in another country then you probably have never heard of these before. 1964 Bill Lear, yes of the […]

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Land lines

So I thought I about this after I posted the post about phones, I touched a little bit about landline phones. But what really is a landline phone and what does it have to do with gadgeting. Well, it has a lot to do with gadgeting as it inspires people […]

Vinyl records

I am going back to old school gadgets, the type of gadgets you had to have to listen to the music besides the radio. You know that thing in the car, on the wall, the clock radio. Yes, those existed. I had one growing up and I just got rid […]