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Changing technology : two weeks and 40 years ago…

by Denny Banister

by Denny Banister

Remember when the first microwave ovens hit the American market? It was in the ’50s, as I recall, and I think the first commercial microwave was the Amana Radar Range. Many people considered it a novelty, since the microwave’s initial claim to fame was baking potatoes quickly.

In spite of Amana’s good brand reputation with American consumers, calling their microwave a Radar Range sounded

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