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LORDY I HOPE THERE ARE TAPES

From board games to stunted game systems, the many attempts to turn VHS into a platform for games ran into a big problem: There was only one way forward.
AN ELEGANT SOLUTION

The story of the Curta Calculator, a stylish portable mechanical calculator that doesn't use electricity and has a surprisingly dramatic origin story.
MEMORY-MAKER

Before Instagram, the disposable camera helped pave the way for digital photography. But the basic idea was a century old by the time it went mainstream.
SIGHT UNSEEN

The story of Columbus, Ohio's own QUBE Interactive Television, which — beyond breaking ground for cable TV — was social media for the ’70s, for good and bad.
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