Blast from the Past - old technologies that you've already forgotten about

Today technologies have gone so far, but they still keep surprising us. Anyway, how did it begin? Let's try to remember right now!

Did you have any of these devices? What else did you use except the devices listed? We are waiting for your comments!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Art Jones
They forgot 8-Track tapes
Apr 7, 2017 9:09AM
Les Cofer
Add me in that group. 70 years old and obsolete!
Apr 7, 2017 4:11PM
Cathie Roth Lonnquist
These 12 examples showed me 2 things, 1) Had no idea these item went as far back in history as they did. 2) Shows how far we have come since the firsts of these items.
Apr 4, 2017 2:14PM
Vaughn Tolle
Key punch machine; submit your decks of cards to be run for computer science class Spring semester, 1969. Card reader to read the cards submitted, main frame in its climate controlled room to run the program so submitted and read.
Sep 12, 2021 5:17PM
Paper tape machines and tape input machines. Used these in 1973 for my first computer course. Key punch machines and card readers. Went back to college in 1981 and these were in use.
Jul 23, 2019 8:35PM
John Cameron
I have grown up with all of those now forgotten technologies
Jul 16, 2019 8:19AM
James Klingenberg
How about cassettes and cassette players.
Jun 19, 2019 5:40PM
Bob Pam Hanna
I remember most of these devices. My, my how times have changed.
May 9, 2019 4:39PM
Kathryn Winters
I was going to say the same thing Art Jones!
Mar 31, 2019 10:28PM
Darrell Blades
4-track tapes
Mar 22, 2019 9:50AM
Thomas Marzano
Had no idea the typewriter was that old 🤔
Mar 5, 2019 2:30PM
Jennifer Dynes
When I was in high school, circa 1967, we had 4-track tapes (really --- look it up)!
Dec 19, 2018 10:40PM
Jennifer Dynes
Zip Drive with larger discs (I no longer use). Dot Matrix printers (I use laser now).
Dec 19, 2018 10:37PM
Dan Drinkall
Mavis Viragos, Cell Ph batteries die, as do the ones in those re-chargeable cordless phones. I maintain a connected landline which is the only manner in which I'll enter Card numbers . Even so; once I've done my business, I dial-up another Ph # just to ensure that all previous numbers are replaced. ( I'm 70-ish)
Dec 12, 2018 11:51PM
Dan Drinkall
Alana King, I own an old upright Underwood typewriter which still works ! As for VCRs though, I have 1/2 a Doz or so as I realized that in the age of DVD there'd come a day when VCR repairmen ( and parts) would be hard to find. Folks were dumping perfectly good VCRs at Charities and I got some. Picture quality depreciates over time but I have Tapes to watch yet ! I now own a PVR but to avoid its' reaching 99% full; I have taped movies from it onto my VCR blanks to watch later. Reverse Tech, eh ? I guess I don't watch enough T.V. just save too much of it for later...
Dec 12, 2018 11:40PM
Dan Drinkall
8-Track Tape Cartridges, being the first 'mobile' recorded music devices, were missed. They were about 4"W x 6"L x 1"H ( like a small paperback book ) and were recorded upon both sides of the tape, which would reverse direction at the end of the reel. They were replaced by the smaller Cassette Tapes, but I recall there being a transitional Adaptor made, whereby one could play the smaller Cassettes in the device which fit into the 8-Tracks' dashboard slot.
Dec 12, 2018 11:17PM
Alana King
apelhome, Mine too, and all, except the VCR (due to finally dying on its own) are still used.
Dec 9, 2018 5:13PM
Pamela Spallin
Those were great times, and great articles to remember
Sep 25, 2018 1:34PM

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