Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 12:48 UTC
In the News "We all know about the gadgets that get showered with constant praise - the icons, the segment leaders, and the game changers. Tech history will never forget the Altair 8800, the Walkman, the BlackBerry, and the iPhone. But people do forget - and quickly - about the devices that failed to change the world: the great ideas doomed by mediocre execution, the gadgets that arrived before the market was really ready, or the technologies that found their stride just as the world was pivoting to something else." I was a heavy user of BeOS, Zip drives, and MiniDisc (I was an MD user up until about 2 years ago). I'm starting to see a pattern here.
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I have about 50 floppy disks of source code I need to transfer to CD or DVD. I also have an old computer with Windows98, Fedora Linux, and Windows XP installed. I keep it around to run older software like Windows98 Flight Simulator and some older PC games I like to play once in a blue moon! Remember The Journeyman Project Turbo or Myst? I still have an old camera that uses those smart cards and the old computer is the only one with drivers etc. that can read the smart cards.

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