Rejected Tech Reclaims Its Glory Days
I’ll go out on a limb and say, aside from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, etc, the best digital developments in recent years come from the reintroduction of rejected tech. With all of the cutting edge tech at our fingertips, we’re suddenly dusting off nostalgic relics from our geeky past and lol-ing about the absurdity of it all. Here are my favorite past technological innovations that have re-emerged in awe-inspiring new forms:
Mixtapes: Sharpe+cassette+a few neatly recorded selections from your solid and soul-revealing tape selection, now giving digital kids of today a platform or USB to share one too many Bob Dylan tracks with the hipster Facebook crush they don’t have the courage to straight up poke and ask out.
Although I was too busy signing up for “The Facebook” in 2004 to notice its incredible launch and ultimate cease and desist, you can bet that if it was available today, I’d be willing to pay whatever it took- even willing to wait in line longer than I waited with Maria for the 3G.
Laser Backgrounds 4EVER!!: Seriously, best innovation in [school] photography now forever worshiped on the alter that is http://laserportraits.tumblr.com/
What else? Drop a comment with your best story of rejected tech that’s reclaiming its glory days. Also, while you’re at it, drop another comment and tell us the tracks on the best mixtape you ever made (and no, you can’t just post all of the tracks on Jock Jams Volume 2, circa 1996).
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