Category Archives: The Gadgets We Miss
The Gadget We Miss: Kodachrome Film

Just posted on Medium: A look back at this popular camera film.

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When you look at your family slides from the 1960s and 1970s, they have a particular look, with rich, deep colors and sharp, clean details. But the colors had subtlety, looking bright and vivid without being garish. It’s an instantly recognizable look that comes from the film that was used to shoot the images: Kodak Kodachrome.

The Gadget We Miss : Tamagotchi

Just posted on Medium: a look back at one of the most annoying gadgets ever.

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If aliens ever visit the earth, they will no doubt puzzle over many of the things that we do. One of the things that they might struggle to understand is the Tamagotchi, a virtual digital pet that was popular with the pre-teen set in the 1990s.

Not Buying Refurbished Laptops? You Could be Wasting Money.

Just published on Medium.

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The manufacturers of laptops and other gadgets make a big deal out of the thrill of buying something new. And they have a point; there are few thrills as good as getting a new laptop and figuring out how much better it is than the old one. But there is an industry secret here: many people don’t feel the thrill, and end up returning them.

The Gadget We Miss: The Fax Machine

Just published on Medium.

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There is something to be said for pieces of paper. Phone calls are all very well, but a signed piece of paper provides more vailidation. And that is why the fax machine was the go-to for making sure that things were signed, sealed and delivered in the days before digital signatures.