Saturday, May 9, 2009

Old Tech Just Hangs On and On

Friday Fun via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 5/8/09 "25 Computer Products That Refuse to Die "Old computer products, like old soldiers, never die. They stay on the market--even though they haven't been updated in eons. Or their names get slapped on new products that are available only outside the U.S. Or obsessive fans refuse to accept that they're obsolete--long after the rest of the world has moved Harry McCracken "

Stephen invites us to look around the library to see if we still have any of these. And we here at Libraryland Roundup suspect many of us do. Some examples:
Dot Matrix Printers

Hayes Modems: What they were: Dial-up modems from the company whose founder, Dennis Hayes, essentially invented the PC modem in the 1970s.

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)

Floppy disks






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