Breaking My Nerd Cherry
By Danny Damore on August 2, 2010
My dad owned and operated a small bookstore in Brooklyn for the last 30 years. One of my first and bestest memories of going into his store was playing with the cash register. It looked very similar to the cash register in the photo above and I was blown away by it. The green digital readout. The adding up of the numbers with those big clicky plastic keys. The printout of the receipt. The noises it made and the fulfilling sound of the cash draw opening to take someones money. This machine had me in awe and it was my first love of a gadget that I can remember. It started a life-long bond with me and electronic/mechanical gadgetry.
What was your first gadget or piece of tech that you fell in love with?