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Oddity Archive: Episode 125.5 – Ben’s Junk: VideoCipher II Plus/Manhattan Cable TV Box

A couple of obsolete, useless (to me) bits of Pay-TV history—so, of course, I bought them.

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Oddity Archive: Episode 125 – Going (Proto-)Mobile! (Sony Data Discman & Apple Newton)

With all this talk of so-called “mobile devices” these days, it seemed worth taking a look into.

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Oddity Archive: Episode 124.5 – Ben’s Junk: VTech Socrates Educational Video System

(conversation overheard at VTech, 1988) Boss: What’s a name that sounds good and smart for our quasi-educational video game console?

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Oddity Archive: Episode 123 – Ben’s Random Reel-To-Reel Haul

A mere 5 years in the making! You’d never know it though…

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Oddity Archive: Episode 122.5 – Ben’s Junk: Ben’s Audiophile Albums

For all the overpriced hunks of plastic in my possession, it’s kind of a wonder that this segment of my record collection is so small.

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Oddity Archive: Episode 121.5 – Ben’s Junk: RCA Selectavision CED Player (SGT 250)

I was downright embarrassed by my old CED Player (see the CED episode). Obviously, an upgrade was in order.

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Oddity Archive: Episode 120.5 – Ben’s Junk: MD Walkman

The hottest thing in amateur recording!*

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Oddity Archive: Episode 119.5 – Ben’s Junk: Learn To Solder Kit

A soldering kit for kids? Yeah, that about fits my skillset.

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Oddity Archive: Episode 116.5 – Ben’s Junk: Ben’s Comic Book Collection

Superheroes? What are those?

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Oddity Archive: Episode 54.5 – Ben’s Junk: VHS Camcorder (RCA CC285)

Ben’s Junk, installment #3: The camcorder used to film “Going Analog” and “Y2K”.

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