Transistor radios


“…America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking.
All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good.”.

(Andy Warhol)

“…I guess the same could be said of transistor radios. They were as ubiquitous as soft drinks, items of pop culture.
Technology was going to make life easier and the newly invented transistor was on the leading edge of that brave new world.”.
(Michael Jack)

Regency TR-1

Transistor radios: a set on Flickr, by Michael Jack.

Above: Regency TR-1 (1954): the world’s first commercially released transistor radio.

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