ATC Senior Editor Alison MacAdam sent us this first sighting (sounding?) of GPS by Deborah Amos reporting from Iraq and Saudi Arabia. 

"It’s a device that’s small enough to be held in the palm of the hand and looks like a calculator. It’s called GPS—-global positioning system." 

Original airdate 05/01/1991. Photo credit: Jimmy_Joe, Flickr

This is a piece from January 9, 1984 by Robert Krulwich on something called “shopping via computer.”

Key quote: “This morning, I am going to show you exactly what it’s like to shop from home electronically, because there already are a few services up and running.”