I ran across a couple of great ones this week. First, did you know there was a time before laser pointers? What did people even call those things? Probably just “pointers,” I guess. I think it telescoped. I’m not even going to get into what’s going on with the monitor:
And second, one of the most epic obsolete technologies ever–the eight-track player:
Neither of these pictures is identified at all, by the way, so there might be something really important going on in the first one at least. The second one just looks like a couple of guys messing around in their dorm room.
Bonus: Here’s a technology that apparently cannot be improved. (No jokes about administrators, please.) I found it on campus, but I’m not saying where.