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Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

What Was Then the Future

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I’ve always taken this Lego figure to be a boombox, but I’ve come to recognize that the handle is a phone, and the screen interface on the front seems to be phone-like, as well. Perhaps the pieces were repurposed from other initial uses? Perhaps it’s a prototype for the boombox phone of what was then the future.

(In unrelated news, that is, indeed, ash from the NorCal fires on the window ledge.)

By Marc Weidenbaum

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