Due out next year, Planet Rock And Other Tales of the 808 tells the tale of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, a drum machine introduced in 1980 that helped define the sound of hip hop, house, and most electronic music for decades to come. (via @chris_carter_)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.