Technology’s Blast From the Past!

The good people over at PC World have compiled a list of treatment aid, sick 123950,00.asp” target=”_blank”>”The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years”. Now whether you are a fan of techie stuff or are gadget-illiterate, this list is quite the looker. I think for anyone and everyone alive today can find something that reminds them of the past. There are of course more modern gadgets like the Motorrola Razr and Apple iPod but the more interesting ones are the ancient ones that you may remember seeing, using or breaking during your childhood or youth.

Here are a few of those here. See if you recognise any in the rubble.

First Walkman 1979Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera (1972)Texas Instruments SR-10 (1973)Commodore 64 (1982)Sony Betamax (1975)Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (1983) - This early Atari Video Computer System (1977)Zenith Space Command (1956) - first widely used TV remote control had four buttonsNintendo Game Boy (1989)

(left to right)

First Walkman 1979
Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera (1972)
Texas Instruments SR-10 (1973) – Calculator
Commodore 64 (1982)
Sony Betamax (1975)
Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (1983) – Portable Phone
Atari Video Computer System (1977)
Zenith Space Command (1956) – Remote Control
Nintendo Game Boy (1989)


  • I used to like only one game in Atari, hide and seek. and only sometimes i would play that game of supposedly airplanes, that used to stop for fuel every now and then , can’t remember its name nor details but my brothers were fond of it.

  • looooooool!!! we used to have all of them except the portable phone and the game boy. i thought the commodore 64 with the t.v black and white monitor was very high class technology…..remember duck hunt on the commodore? P.S: i still have the same walkman

  • lol, well i still have Commodore and also that computer that use audio tapes… and lots of old computers like the old Sakher pc
    and Atari, IBM 386 … i think i should open a museum …

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