Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 02:38 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Geek stuff, sci-fi...

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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bhtooefr
Member since:
2009-02-19

...and Polaroid even sells them, still.

Nowadays they're a cheap digital camera with a built-in color thermal printer.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

You can still buy instant film cameras.
http://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/films/instax/

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