Thursday, July 16, 2009
Pocket Calculator's Vintage Boombox and Ghetto Blaster Museum: "Precisely when the term was coined we're not sure. Department stores such as Sears and K-Mart began used it in their marketing as early as 1983. Merriam-Webster pins it at 1981, and defines the boom box as 'a large portable radio and often tape player with two attached speakers'. Initially, it became identified with a certain group of society, hence adopting epithetic nicknames, like ghetto blaster, and jam box."