What "old" technology are you hoping will make a comeback?
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Got any old technology that you’re still nostalgic about?
There’s news that Kodak is about to bring back Ektachrome 100, a popular slide film for analog cameras, that’s been gone for five years. Launched in the 1940s, Ektachrome was one of the first commercially available color films and became the “preferred choice of magazine and advertising shooters.” (It was a favorite of National Geographic.)
Ektachrome 100 pictures! We think they look fantastic off our pilot coater equipment. Looking forward to coat a production-scale test this month. #EktachromeUpdate #KodakProfessional pic.twitter.com/eofDFN2kbu
— Kodak Professional (@KodakProFilmBiz) June 4, 2018
With this announcement, Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio asked you about about any “old” technology you still have. Here were some of your responses:
Lead and paper aren’t completely obsolete yet
I still use wooden pencils because the @Official_LSAT ain’t gonna take itself ?
— Tal Solovey (@SoloveyTal) June 5, 2018
A couple of you love your Olympus cameras
I miss my little Olympus OM1 – it was a great little camera that took great photos, but the the film developing was so toxic and bad for the Earth that I just couldn’t justify keeping. It was the best camera I have ever had though.
— EMOOREME (@emooreme) June 5, 2018
— Jeffrey Franklin Cockran???? (@613JFC_Lucky) June 5, 2018
Apple’s constantly coming out with new products, but some of you are sticking with the classics
A Macintosh Plus. ca. 1988. No hard drive. 3.5” floppy drive only.
— johnccollins (@johnccollins) June 5, 2018
E-books won’t stop some of you from reading the old-fashioned way
— Breaking Cranky (@TheCrankyLawyer) June 5, 2018
We’re not sure if this listener wants tapes or ’80s British pop to make a comeback, but we’re on board with either
— Christopher Najewicz (@tehsuck) June 5, 2018
Listen, rolodexes are nothing to be ashamed of
— Liz MacGillivray (@lizmacgill) June 5, 2018
Meanwhile, others definitely know which products they *don’t* want to hold onto
It’s definitely not my Windows XP
— Aeolian Jazz (@AeolianJazz) June 5, 2018