Not all of history has to be ancient. Much of the technology that has become the center of how we communicate, game, and find information has developed over time. Although it seems as if the advancements in the field of technology have accelerated exponentially. One of the things that sets our species apart from others is our ability to imagine the future in remarkable detail. Revisiting these predictions in retrospect can be a source of both fascination and humor. Here are some vintage tech items to ponder. As the first portable storage device for personal computers, the floppy disk revolutionized home technology. It was hugely popular, becoming a fixture for tech-savvy Americans throughout the 1980s and 1990s. But then, as rewritable CDs, thumb drives and zip drives surfaced, the floppy disk — and its limited storage space — became less and less useful.
First introduced in the 1960s, the audio cassette (a.k.a. tape) was a small, portable magnetic sound-recording device that became a popular way to listen to music in the 1980s and 1990s. Whether you bought prerecorded albums or made your own “mix tapes,” everyone was playing tunes at home, in the car, or even walking down the street with a boom box in hand. The cassette was the primary way to listen to music until it was overshadowed by CDs in the 1990s.
And this just in… six years after the IPhone launched, Apple appears to be set to classify its first-generation model as “vintage” in the US and “obsolete” in the rest of the world. Another document – believe to be an internal Apple communication – appears to show that a number of Mac computers will become obsolete on the same day. The original iPhone was discontinued in 2008 when it was replaced by the iPhone 3G.
What do you predict is the next tech to become obsolete? Let us know and as always #stay TopRight.