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5 'Obsolete' Technologies That Are Still Alive And Kicking

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

Sony's announcement Tuesday that it would soon retire its Betamax videotapes -- which debuted to great success in 1975 before being booted into obscur...

A New Arts Gym, A New Website for Willem de Kooning, the Death of On Kawara and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

As the arts scene at Stanford receives increasing resources and attention, the University has started planning the construction of a new "arts gym" -- a drop-in studio and performing arts space.

8 Old-School Gadgets That Make Us Nostalgic

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

With rumors circulating about upcoming Apple releases in anticipation of the Worldwide Developer's Conference next week, we can't help but think back ...

Insane Floppy Disk Portraits

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

When was the last time you saw a floppy disk in use? Nick Gentry makes gorgeous portraits from outdated technology with his social art project that tu...

9 Gadgets The Smartphone Killed

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology

Cisco recently announced that it would retire its popular line of Flip video cameras. Some attribute the Flip's demise to the rise of smartphones'...

Showdown Between Your Parents' Media and the Twitterati

Teal Pennebaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Teal Pennebaker

Could it be that the use of social media is actually making us better read? What if it makes us-- and the USofA-- smarter? And more relevant?

Is the PC a Buggy Whip?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stanley Bing

In the future, it is thought, we will all be tethered to the great teat of the collective mind by some teeny implement that is smarter than we are. This seems counter-intuitive to me, but then I've always bet against sea changes.

Occupations Made Obsolete By Technological Innovation | Carolyn Beeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As computers and automated systems increasingly take the jobs humans once held, entire professions are now extinct. Click through the gallery below to...

I Hate the Phone

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anna Jane Grossman

Of course, I've used the phone many times in my life. There were times I even liked it.

OBSOLETE: Four Old Gadgets We Love (And Four We Won't Miss)

Gizmodo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Technology is all about what's new and what's next--today's iPhone is just tomorrow's paperweight. What about the things that were "new" and "next" ye...

Adieu Larry Gelbart...and Laugh Tracks

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anna Jane Grossman

Gelbart, who wrote Tootsie and many of the early episodes of M*A*S*H, spent years rejecting the industry's efforts to manipulate TV-watchers into emitting less-than-sincere laughs.

Is Google Killing (or Helping) Journalists?

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anna Jane Grossman

I know a lot of laid-off journalists these days who Google full time. They no longer have Nexis access, or expense accounts, or even company voicemail, but no one can take away their Google.