At Finkbuilt, Steve Lodefink posted images of fantastic personal hovercrafts from a spread in the June 1960 issue of Popular Mechanics. From the post:
When I was in 5th grade, I saw an ad in the back of Boy’s Life magazine for a set of plans that promised to show you how to build a personal hovercraft using simple hand tools and an old vacuum cleaner motor. Needless to say, I knew that this was going to be the best $2 I had ever spent.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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