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Blip, blip, blip, blip...

June 16, 2008 - Ron Flaviano
Growing up in the 1970s was a very interesting experience. You have to remember that there were no cell phones, no home computers and no internet. When you needed information for a school report, there was no Google...just the trusty encyclopedia at home or the library.

Cassette tapes were not very popular yet, as the vinyl record and the 8-track tape were king. And when we got together with our cousins we played games like Kerplunk, Mousetrap, Monopoly, Life and Which Witch...

Throughout the 70s, as technology advanced, we saw computers and handheld games develop. In 1977, one of the first handheld electronic games hit the market, Tomy's "Blip". Even though you had to wind it up, and it took 2 AA batteries, it was still very cool at the time. "Blip" was like a portable version of Atari's "Pong".

It was about the size of 10 iPods, and kind of clunky...but it was fun. What were some of your favorite games in the 70s?


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Blip box...everyone was hoping for this in 1977.


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