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Technology Never Dies. Seriously, It Never, Ever Dies.
February 1, 2011 02:42 PM
ANNALS OF DUBIOUS PROGRESS
Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine, tells NPR's Robert Krulwich that "there is no species of technology
that have ever gone globally extinct
on this planet. I can't find any [invention, tool, technology] that has disappeared completely from Earth."
Sure, we live in an age of iPhones and laptops that one can buy from, well, an iPhone or a laptop. But does Kelly's statement really hold up?
Krulwich wonders the same thing.
Brass helmets? Detachable shirt collars? Chariot wheels?
"To my utter astonishment, I couldn't find a provable example of an technology that has disappeared completely," Krulwich writes.
Just hop on over to Amazon and you'll find plenty of carbon paper for sale:
Buggy whips are available all over the place, too:
11 bucks?!? You can barely afford
to buy one!
But one outdated product had me at a dead-end: ditto machines. I could not find one company that still manufactures ditto machines, no matter how hard I Googled--which, to be frank, felt sort of weird to type into a search engine to begin with.
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