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The Streamliner typewriter from Remington Rand, circa 1941.

Remington Rand’s Streamliner Typewriter (1941-42)

By the time the U.S. Civil War ended in 1865, E. Remington & Sons was one of the largest manufacturers of firearms in the world, and a company eager to diversify its business. Initially the company...

Hardcover copy of "Art Of Atari", by Tim Lapetino.

“Art Of Atari” Review

“Art Of Atari“1 by Tim Lapetino is wonderful, and should be considered the definitive visual-history of, not just the artwork used on game cartridge boxes, but of Atari and its video game products (home and...

Hardcover copy of "The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga", by Jimmy Maher.

“The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga” Review

Published in 2012 under the Platform Studies series by MIT Press, Jimmy Maher’s “The Future Was Here – Commodore Amiga“1 is, without a doubt, the single most comprehensive study of the Amiga yet published.  The book...

Rowenta's Turbo Silence Desktop Fan.

Rowenta Turbo Silence Fan – Hearing Is Believing

This summer was a hot one in the Pacific Northwest where I live.  As I struggled to stay comfortable, I began to research various fans.  I focused my study looking for something quiet and powerful,...

The box for the new iPhone 7.

Quick Thoughts On The iPhone 7

I have been using my new iPhone 7 for around 24 hours now, and here are my quick initial reactions/thoughts. Pros: It’s heavier. Coming from an iPhone 6, the 7 is about 1/3 of...