[FoRK] what tech will your kids never use?
Joseph S. Barrera III
j3 at barrera.org
Mon Feb 25 09:12:05 PST 2013
How about wristwatches? At least the expensive mechanical type.
On 2/25/2013 8:20 AM, Dave Long wrote:
> How about vestigial tech?
> Is there anything from our childhood which no longer serves its
> original purpose, but has worked its way sufficiently into the culture
> that people continue to make new versions anyway?
> (in much the same fashion that only a few people keep livestock in
> their front yard anymore, but many more like having a gate --even one
> unconnected with any fence-- across their driveway. or that many
> women wear tall boots, of which only a few pairs are suitable for mud,
> let alone riding)
> :: :: ::
> Or, easier, what about swaps: when I grew up, video came by wireless,
> and data was carried over wired audio channels; now video comes over
> wires, and audio is carried over wireless data channels?
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