We often associate jukeboxes with 1950s teenagers and rock and roll and such. At least I do. But the rise of the jukebox actually occurred long before Elvis was ever cued up at any Milwaukee soda shop.
Be honest, when was the last time you actually listened to a CD? Granted, it's not exactly hard to throw one into the drive; it's just that streaming is soooo much easier. Well with just a little bit of help from Lego, a tinkerer named Ralph gave his CD collection a second chance at usefulness.
I'm not even sure what the analog would even be for this audio device, which is shown in a photo circa 1889. It's part-phonograph, part-walkman, part-jukebox, all-strange.
Glowing. Shiny. And a coin slot. Can you have no clue what something is, but still want to possess it at any cost?
Touch Tunes and LocaModa are linking up 30,000 Jukeboxes that can be controlled via cellphone, meaning you don't have to drunkenly stumble through hoards of people at a bar just to get some decent tunes. The juke boxes are all linked to media servers, that have the ability to export data into social networks such as…
Jukeboxes are the last vestige of non-on-demand music. You have a list of songs you can potentially play and that's it—if you don't like Willie or Waylon or Brown-Eyed Girl you're usually stuck.