The new iPhone is not even out yet, and the Internet is already buzzing about it. Some of the buzz is good, some not so good, leaving people to wonder if it’s worth the trouble to buy the latest and greatest thing. And that’s a concept that goes way beyond phones.
There’s tons of old school tech out there that proves “newer” doesn’t always mean “better”. When it comes to tech, it’s nearly impossible to stay ahead of the curve. Something called “Moore’s Law” states that technological advances grow at an exponential rate. Buy the new iPhone later this month, and it’s already almost outdated.
And it’s not just computery stuff that’s evolved. Think about music… we went from records, to cassettes, to CDs, to mp3s. And now records are cool again! Audiophiles will tell you that digital reproduction doesn’t capture the “warmth” of analog. And when you rip an mp3 to your computer, you’re probably doing it at the lowest possible quality. Chalk up one for old school.
Our Man on the Edge, Robert Wilder, hit the streets to find out: What’s the oldest tech you still use today?