Memory Lane: A Stroll Through Old-School Technology
The late Steve Jobs’ memo written in 1974 will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on June 15. The memo was written when Jobs worked at Atari. Also up for auction is an Apple I motherboard. Its rarity (there are only six in working condition) will fetch a high price that starts from $120,000. The computer will also include operating manuals and a cassette interface.
Name any electronic device you’ve owned that went up in value!
Here is an easier challenge: Name the first old-school technology that instantly brings you fond memories. Sure, the fax machine was practical and is still useful now, but may be considered old-school, but what brand do you think of first?
Atari comes to mind, with Asteroids bringing back instant nostalgia:
For those who thought of Asteroids, it is funny how one’s memory imagined the graphics having been more advanced than they really are.
What is old-school tech to you? Is it an iPhone 1?
Warning: revealing what you think as old-school tech may also reveal your age.