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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
The extinct tech you forgot existed
How many of these words or technologies do you recognize, rotary phone, typewriter, floppy disk, vinyl record, cassette tape, videotape, overhead projector, or pager?
Some of you still own old media, such as music tapes or records even though you probably have never played them for years or even decades. Even the replacing media for them like CDs and DVDs are getting obsolete these days, thanks to the streaming technologies that allows you to listen to music or watch movies anywhere anytime. Indeed, once-advanced technologies seem to become extinct only in a matter of decade or two. So, what about the gadgets you’re proudly using, such as smartphones and tablet PCs? If they weren’t there ten years ago, will they be there ten years from now?
Enjoy seeing the technologies that flourished some time ago but have become nearly extinct by now.