“Micro” miniature radio, USSR, 1965-69. Unlike many advanced Soviet designs, which were produced in a unique copy - for reporting purposes only - and then were placed on shelves of their designers, “Micro” was mass produced in tens of thousands of copies with most of them being exported to the USA and Europe, where they were in great demand. Khrushchev proudly gave this miracle of Soviet microelectronics as presents to his high-ranking colleagues, including Queen Elizabeth II.
Some memories are written more strongly into the brain’s circuitry, like memories tied to emotions and memories for things that we hold every day for years — including gadgets.
In the tech world, only a handful of companies have been around long enough to gin up nostalgic responses to their aged products. And that nostalgia can spur fans of these products to demand their return.