Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 02:38 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
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Carol Pinchefsky contemplates commercial skipping DVRs, and other tales of really good technology that vanished, in 7 Awesome Bits of Tech That Just Freakin' Disappeared. As Pinchefsky writes: "...It got me thinking about awesome technology that we somehow ditched. The airship? Awesome. Slide rules? Awesome awesome. Mir Space Station? Boss-level awesome. And now just thinking about wristwatches with calculators makes me suffer a sense of short-term nostalgia (as in Douglas Coupland's Generation X). Here are some of the coolest features and products that we’ve lost along the way to 2012.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 13th Dec 2011 09:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence
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I miss having the IR though since the real fun was making it a universal remote.

True, but these days you can get iOS / Android apps for set top boxes and HTPCs. Granted it's not as fun though

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