The technology behind the Sony Walkman – a portable personal device for listening to cassettes – might never have developed without Sony Chairman Akio Morita. Seeking to silence the blasting stereos of his children he asked his development team for something that would let the kids rock out without deafening dad. Working from a model developed by(…)

Y2K Bug

In addition to debating whether 2000 or 2001 would mark the “real” beginning of the new millennium, the Western World pondered the effect the Y2K bug would have upon daily life. Would aeroplanes fall out of the sky? Would there be food shortages and rioting in the streets? or would life continue pretty much as(…)

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