Space Invaders Under the Influence

In his third guest installment, the illustrious tech writer Steven Levy explains what it's like to play arcade Space Invaders while totally shitfaced. » 7/16/09 11:00am 7/16/09 11:00am

The Blank Generation: 1979 as Audio Cassette Enabler

Sony introduced the Walkman in 1979, and I got mine a year later. The Walkman boosted the profile of audio cassettes, which had been challenging LPs and 8-Tracks as a music medium. They soon dominated the music scene. » 7/15/09 11:00am 7/15/09 11:00am

The Quiet Cult of the Olympia Report deLuxe Electric Typewriter

Steven Levy, Wired senior writer and the man who found Einstein's missing brain, joins us to recollect his gadget-laden life back in 1979. He starts, fittingly, with the last typewriter he ever owned. » 7/14/09 11:00am 7/14/09 11:00am