What was once cool is now quaint: Great photos of old technology
Posted April 27, 2014on:
I loved being an early adapter and introducing technology to students when technology first became available for school media centers. We piloted a circulation system on an Apple II, the text only CD-ROM version of World Book on CD-Rom, and Gopher Internet with its text driven commands. We explored software, collaborative initiatives and multimedia. We tried out a few non-computer innovations such as video disks and created a video production studio with a mix of scavenged old and new technology. Cutting edge technology was not without it stress and there were a few failures But, through trials, errors, and frustrations we learned what works, what doesn’t work and what’s best for real learning. We expanded possibilities for students and the media program. We were part of change and it created change. The Verge post of photos and animated GIFs of old-school technology (including a few audio visual items) are worth a few seconds of reminiscing. Be thankful for wireless, and no longer hooking up zip drives or pry jammed floppy disks out of drives.
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