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Throwback Thursday - The Cassette Tape

January 26, 2017

Throwback Thursday

By TLC Staff

It was in 1962 that Philips invented the Compact Cassette medium for audio storage and only a year later in 1963, with the cassette player, that audio files and listening to music became portable. 

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Throwback Thursday - The Boombox

January 19, 2017

Throwback Thursday

By TLC Staff

The boombox was such a status symbol in the 1980s, particularly a favorite with the young urbanites. It became closely linked to American hip hop culture and was instrumental in the rise of hip...

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Throwback Thursday - The Old Record Player

January 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday

By TLC Staff

These old record players, or gramophones, are now making a comeback as aesthetic decorative pieces for homes aiming for the vintage look, especially with them coming in different retro colors. 

A...

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Throwback Thursday - Portable Computer

January 05, 2017

Throwback Thursday

By TLC Staff

The 'Lunchbox'

Back to the time where laptops weren't widely available and the personal computer just became feasible, portable computers were introduced.

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Throwback Thursday - The Rotary Dial Telephone

December 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday

By Aimee

We all know what a telephone is and how its usage has evolved from just for talking to basically doing almost everything, like controlling your house lights and all. 

But this Alexander Graham...

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Throwback Thursday - The MP3 Player and its Cultural Impact

December 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday

By Aimee

Two weeks ago, we talked about the MiniDisc and how it was killed by the introduction of... the MP3 player! This is also called Digital Audio Player and it's an electronic device that can play...

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Throwback Thursday - 5 MB of Storage in 1950s

November 24, 2016

Throwback Thursday

By Aimee

In 1956, IBM’s Data Processing Division in southern San Jose, CA transported the first hard-drive that only held a whopping 5 megabytes of storage.

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Throwback Thursday - The Brick Phone

November 17, 2016

Throwback Thursday

By Aimee

A little mobile trivia
  • The first mobile telephone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor, who is known as "the father of the cellphone".
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Throwback Thursday - The Macintosh

November 10, 2016

Throwback Thursday

By Aimee

 

The Macintosh (branded as Mac since 1998) is a series of personal computers (PCs) designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs introduced the original Macintosh computer on January...

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Throwback Thursday - The Fax Machine

November 03, 2016

Throwback Thursday

By Aimee

 

Though we normally look at technologies of the past in our Throwback Thursday posts, the fax machine certainly isn't of the 'past' but it's usage definitely declined in this digital age. 

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