[FoRK] what tech will your kids never use?

Joseph S. Barrera III j3 at barrera.org
Fri Feb 22 16:15:07 PST 2013


Mercury thermometers.

Plastic grocery bags.

Wall clocks with power cords.

Seven-segment displays.

Metal toothpaste tubes that would stay properly rolled up.

- Joe

On 2/22/2013 7:18 AM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> So, a friend of mine and I have had a bit of a back-forth contest over 
> the years.  Based on the question of what tech that we grew up won't 
> likely be used by our kids?
>
> Yes, there's always going to be a contingent of old-school 
> practitioners, so let's not get into a debate over the merits of film, 
> vinyl and the like.
>
> Add a few each and let's see how many come to mind:
>
> Phones with handset cords
> Film cameras
> Vinyl records (one friend's kid remarked "look, black CD's!" when 
> first coming across 45's at a flea market.)
>
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