Gadgets that used to be cutting-edge
Our friends at the Chicago Tribune posted a cool retrospective photo gallery called "High-tech once upon a time." The page contains 13 black-and-white shots of the coolest gadgets from yesteryear.
For example, check out the "miniature" camcorder from 1986, pictured to the right. Not so small when you put it next to a Flip Cam. (And is that guy wearing overalls?)
Or Sony's Video Walkman -- retro, yes, but we think we'll stick with the iPod Touch.
Gear-heads should take a moment to pay their respects to their elder gadgets. After all, we'd probably have no DVDs or Blu-rays without Ken Ingram's Magnavox video disc player.
Not that those will be around much longer, either.
-- Mark Milian
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Photo: Tribune archive