Doc Searls reminisces about crystal radios and old-timer radio headphones:
"My father, pictured to the left there, was born in 1908, and was a teenager when radio took off, much like the Net did in the late 1990s, complete with the speculative boom. I remember Pop telling me about listening with a crystal radio receiver, which involved a coil made by wrapping wire around a cylindrical quaker oats container."
I have a vague memory of making a crystal radio when I was a kid too.
While we’re stuck on this dial, there’s an discussion at 37 Signals as to which satellite radio to get. I’m intrigued by this as we don’t have it here in the UK. The UK’s digital radio technology is digital audio broadcasting (DAB), which has its own benefits. But I can tell there’s a big buzz around satellite radio in the states at the mo’ – anybody care to comment on the user experience and offering?
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