Today has been another fun filled day. It's amazing how many miles I clock up in a week thank goodness I'm very grateful for my car !!.
You have to be here for some Trivia yeah? Okay okay I'll get on with it lol😂. .
Okay D.Y.K That November 23rd 1889 The First Commercial Jukebox was installed??.
Congratulations to the first commercial jukebox which was installed in San Francisco, CA. It was called the “Nickel-in-the-Slot”, and played wax cylinder records. Within 6 months it would earn $1,000. The word “Juke” – by the way – means ‘disorderly house’ – therefore this is a disorderly box of music. Put another nickel in – in the Nickelodean – All I want is having you – and Music, music, music.!!.
1992 - Business Week Predicted Computer Industry was "On the Skids"!!.
With IBM projected to lose $5 billion in 1992, Business Week described the computer business as "an industry on the skids." The magazine cited layoffs at most established computer companies, such as IBM, as well as newer firms like Sun Microsystems, Inc., as evidence that the industry was saturated. A solution, the article concluded, would be for each business to find its proper niche. Well they got that wrong then lol💰💱💲✔️.
2004 - Blizzard Entertainment released the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft is currently the most popular online game in history not that I have played it or ever felt the need whatever floats your boat eh ?. So that's your lot thanks for stopping by see you tomorrow 👍🏼.
“I started working at Fox Brothers in ‘59. Fox Brothers were in Pitt Street in Sydney and they were looking to open another branch in an area that was blossoming, and so they sent some people down to have a look. The area up near Hill 60 was expanding so they thought if they opened up a plumbing, hardware and paint store in Port Kembla, it would probably flourish. Which it did for many years. I was very fortunate because they sent me to Sydney to learn how to operate a comptometer. I was only 16 or 17 at the time and I didn’t want to stay in the city on my own so it was arranged that I would stay at my aunt’s in Manly, get the ferry over to Sydney and then walk down Pitt Street to go to Fox Brothers to learn how to use this machine. The comptometer was a great whopping big thing, it was pre-decimal. It’s like a calculator but it tallied up while you were working flat out. I was a whizz on it.”
- Robyn Stubbs
- photo of Robyn outside the old site of Fox Brothers on the corner of Wentworth and Fitzwilliam Streets, now Pipduck.
- photo by @where_is_nina
Apple 1 goodness. As close to the real thing as you can get and working too. This is the Briel Computers ‘Replica 1’, A clone of the Apple 1 made by Vince Briel with the permission of Steve Wozniak. It is a fully functional replica of the original computer using either a 6502 or 65c02 processor that came in a kit and allows the use of an original ASCII keyboard or PS/2 keyboard, composite video output and power from an AT power supply. Underneath the Replica 1 is an exact reproduction of the original Apple 1 board to give you an idea of the size between the two boards. The keyboard, for those playing at home is a ‘Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2’. Enjoy!
I used to hate technology. Now I live off of it. And then there's vintage technology. I have become a big vintage electronics nerd, but I mean, can you blame me?
Crazy part is, I bought this while I was shopping for myself. This one item will cover what I spent that day and then some.
Who actually uses these? I don't know, but I'll sell it to them.
Btw, this is not only a scientific calculator but ALSO a handheld computer. A 1985 computer at that. Whaaaat.