Category Archives: Retro

1,200-year-old Phone in the Smithsonian Collections

There’s a 1,200-year-old Phone in the Smithsonian Collections @SmithsonianMag

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Congrats to Metro Silicon Valley for Airport and Nolan Bushnell Features

Congrats to Metro Silicon Valley, a local free tabloid newspaper, for featuring two great articles in the previous two issues: Bill Sherry Readies the New San Jose Convention Center Like most cities, San Jose is not good at mega-projects. Fortunately … Continue reading

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The Downing of KAL Flight 007: 30 years later

Chilling account of the Russian pilot who shot down KAL Flight 007 in 1983: “I could see two rows of windows which were lit up,” Soviet pilot, Col. Gennadi Osipovitch, told CNN in 1998, describing the 747’s tell-tale double-deck configuration. … Continue reading

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Woz Says “Lot of Things Wrong” With Jobs Movie

Woz says, “Lot of Things Wrong” with Ashton Kutcher’s Jobs movie on Bloomberg TV. “I didn’t want to talk to the press, so I went to a midnight showing so I could be alone.” 🙂 He also provided interesting insight … Continue reading

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The Creation of Missile Command and the Haunting of its Creator

“During initial development, for instance, the cities were listed as Eureka, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. Six major cities in California, where the Atari offices were located.” Wow. The creation of Missile Command … Continue reading

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