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 that I miss
by kenji on Tue 13th Dec 2011 20:49 UTC in reply to "2 that I miss"
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are Laptops with a trackball like my ancient Powerbook 180c. I found it far more comfortable then I do a touchpad.


I can't do without the trackpoint on my 3.5 year old thinkpad. A track ball would be even better! Who decided that touchpads were superior anyway?

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