[NTLK] Old Technologies

Dennis B. Swaney romad at aol.com
Fri Feb 19 19:26:59 EST 2010

Lord Groundhog wrote:

> Personally, I suspect he used some kind of random text generator that
> produces predicates about techie stuff, and then assigned those predicates
> using some other random process.
> And what alternative universe does he live in, that he could say "Transistor
> radios typically only picked up on the AM band and were a ubiquitous sight
> in schools and businesses in the seventies"?  In my universe, transistor
> radios could be found in the shirt pockets (and hollowed out books) of high
> school students by the late '50s and early '60s, and I got my first AM/FM
> transistor radio for a Christmas present in 1963.  It fit neatly in an old
> useless book I found second-hand once I cut out the middle of it, and in the
> days before Walkmans, CD players and MP3 players, it was an essential part
> of growing up.  (Yeah I know, vandalizing that book still bothers me, but at
> that age I just wanted to take my radio to school.)   By the end of that
> decade AM-only transistors weren't common where I was except in older cars.

Anyone remember 45 players for cars? Talk about skipping!

Dennis B. Swaney

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