Flashback Friday: The ICC-500

by Gina 10/09/2009, in Flashback Friday

1967. Twig-like models took over fashion, paper clothing emerged, the summer of love was coined. To add up all these amazing life moments in 1967, you could simply turn on your Sony SOBAX ICC-500.

Titled “SOBAX” this device was considered Sony’s first personal computing unit. It stood for “Solid State Abacus” and marketed as a portable electronics calculator. This nifty gadget could calculate process complex calculations quickly and easily.

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1967. Twig-like models took over fashion, paper clothing emerged, the summer of love was coined. To add up all these amazing life moments in 1967, you could simply turn on your Sony SOBAX ICC-500.

Titled “SOBAX” this device was considered Sony’s first personal computing unit. It stood for “Solid State Abacus” and marketed as a portable electronics calculator. This nifty gadget could calculate process complex calculations quickly and easily.

Although eventually phased out to make way for better, stronger, faster computing devices by Sony – the SOBAX left its mark as the first of its kind to include features such as founding, percentage calculations, floating decimals, etc. So with better software and powerful computers, we’ve now gotten the luxury of spending less time calculating and more time relaxing. Why, because the SOBAX ICC-500 helped
pave the way and because…It’s Flashback Friday.
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