Okidata Microline 92
Dot Matrix Printer
From 1984 (and Dick still has the original receipt), the Okidata 92 printer cost $699, and the cable cost $39.95. The paper for printing (with the sheets all attached together but perforated) cost $19.95.
Dick also refers to the Okimate 20 which was an early attempt at colour printing.
NewerTech Universal Drive Adapter
The USB2 Universal Drive Adapter (Episode 267) recommended by Leo has proved to be popular. Steve Miller has bought one (see Episode 279), and so has Listener Joel who is an independent computer technician. It saves him from unscrewing the hard drives from the drive bays.
The Hindenburg Disaster
Learn from Dick and Leo about the Hindenburg Disaster and Bill Gaines's interest in the German air-ship.
Leo plays an audio clip of Herbert Morrison's live report at the time.
Leo gets to read a letter today. Dr Mark Sukoenig, an optometrist from Syracuse, writes in about the Brannock Device (Episode 255). Syracuse was where the Park-Brannock Shoe Store started (and Carrier Air-Conditioners as well), and when he was young, he and his family would have been served by people in the store including Charles Brannock himself.