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Technology Flashback: America Online

If you are older than 35, you probably remember a time when America Online was the most exciting thing in technology communications. You may even still have your old AOL screen name. You probably remember running up your parents’ (or … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: HP Jornada 560 Pocket PC

I had the original color Compaq iPaq Pocket PC in 2000 and loved it. Still, there were some limits in terms of display colors, memory, and a very slow processor. Then, I saw the HP Jornada Pocket PC (HP and … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: The Sony Watchman

I first remember seeing a Sony Watchman in 1983. I don’t remember the exact price, but remember it being a little bit on the expensive side. Still, a television in your pocket was groundbreaking in 1983. It had a very … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: The Electronic Typewriter

Lets flashback to 30 years ago. Businesses had computers for word processing, but the majority of homes did not. College students still used typewriters for completing their papers a majority of the time. Word processing typewriters started to get more … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: The DVD Player

The DVD player may not seem like much of a “flashback” product, given that some still use DVDs today. However, it’s easy to forget how groundbreaking DVDs were when they first came available in 1997. Thinking of the DVD is … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: The CB Radio

I remember it like it was yesterday. My friend Michael and his father constantly used CB radios at home and in their car. I specifically remember the phrase “Breaker one nine for a radio check.” I thought it was the … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: The Pager

When one thinks of the 1990s, the pager is probably one of the first things that come to mind. They were especially popular between 1990 and 1998, before cell phones became smaller. In 1994, there were about 64 million pagers … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Nintendo Virtual Boy (1995)

Before the Oculus Rift, there was the Nintendo Virtual Boy. It’s actually something a lot of people would love to forget about. But I won’t. I specifically remember renting it from Blockbuster Video in the Summer of 1995 and getting … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Pac-Man Arcade Game (1981)

Pac-Man originally made its debut in Japan in 1980 and by the third quarter of 1981, it became a cultural phenomenon in the United States. It was as big as Thriller, as loved as Titanic and has inspired several generations … Continue reading

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Part 1: Technology Flashback—First iPhone (2007)

People have been celebrating the iPhone’s eighth birthday, so I figure it would be a perfect time to share my iPhone buying experience on June 29, 2007. It was, perhaps, the biggest day in technology history. Steve Jobs announced the … Continue reading

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