At CES in 1970

The gathering featured some 200 manufacturers displaying an array of gadgets that is quaint by today’s standards, but must have been impressive at the time. As The New York Times described it, the conference’s audio section alone offered products ranging from “phonographic needles to the tiniest radios and TV sets, to giant high fidelity, stereophonic sound systems.”

It’s great looking back. I enjoyed this more than any CES coverage this year.



  • Moeskido

    It was only a couple of years after that CES that I got my first cassette recorder, and I did indeed record music off the radio with it. Sounded like crap, and the DJs wouldn’t shut up, but it was mine.