30 Mar '12, 8am

#singapore Tech Weekly: Five almost-dead technologies: Going, going, gone… How are these five a... #shopping #sales

#singapore Tech Weekly: Five almost-dead technologies: Going, going, gone… How are these five a... #shopping #sales

Some old-and-busted technologies die gracefully of natural causes. Pagers, PDAs, floppy disks – they're gone for good, and good riddance. But other obsolete technologies still linger on – only to get onto your nerves (read: remote controllers and fax machines), despite better alternatives and solutions. Fax machines A fax machine is nothing more than a printer, scanner, and an obsolete analog mode that works together to waste time, money, paper, electricity, and the environment. In the face of the Internet and email, the next time someone asks for a faxed copy of your identification card, wouldn't it be easier to upload a scanned copy and send it via email? Car lighters The idea of building cigar/cigarette lighters into car dashboards originated in the 1920s. The technology was perfected in the 1950s. Decades later, the automobile industry still includes these weird socket...

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