Last year, Polaroid got rid of their Instant Cameras. I wrote about it here when this blog was still a fledgling.
This got me thinking… what other foregone technologies would I like to see return?
In fairy tales, they were able to spin straw into gold. They also acted as GHB when it came to princesses. So maybe they shouldn’t come back.
2) Dick Tracy Copmobile
With technology like that, kids’ imaginations had to flourish. (See the original toy commercial down below.)*
3) Top Loading VCR’s
Nostalgia and functionality and purpose aside… look at how easy it was to use? With all those dials and switches and buttons, you could set the clock! (Ra-tat-tat-CRASH!) Of course I want it back for nostalgic reasons (but still not functionality and purpose).
There’s something terribly wrong with kids today, and I stand by two reasons why:
- Siblings each having their own bathroom growing up, instead of fighting to share one.
- Libraries aren’t used as social gathering places anymore.
Wait, what? Libraries still exist? I thought the Internet would have surely killed them. My bad.
SIDENOTE: While we await the Instant Cameras’ re-release, why not pick up this camera that logs every moment of your life? It’s like YouTube meets Twitter!
*Original Dick Tracy Copmobile commercial after the jumpVodpod videos no longer available.