[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)
>
> -Dave
>
> :: :: ::
>
> 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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