Rob Vincent dot net

left head right head

April 9, 2013

Speak & Spell

Rob @ 12:48 AM

The Speak & Spell was wildly popular and broke through the general public's expectations of what relatively-inexpensive electronics could really accomplish in the fields of education and entertainment.

The Speak & Spell features in one of my favorite fictional hacks, when E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial modified his into a space "phone" in 1982. Spielberg's cute little alien was surely a phreak of the highest order.