A-T Technology Death Pool

A-T Technology Death Pool

“Way back on the 2nd of January, 2012 AD, we asked you to try and predict what technologies would find their final resting place this that year.” As far as I can tell from a few minutes of thorough research, that 2012 Death Pool posted by engineerd™ was the last time we asked […]

A-T Technology Death Pool

A-T Technology Death Pool: The End

Way back on the 2nd of January, 2012 AD, we asked you to try and predict what technologies would find their final resting place this year. We had some interesting guesses. And a huge miss.

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User Input

User Input: Pending Disappearance

Almost gone…

A long, long time ago, I can still remember, there used to be a site called MySpace that everyone was talking about. It was very popular, and then it was taken over by teenagers. Gradually the whole feel of the site migrated over towards something like a fourteen-year-old girl’s bedroom, with […]

A-T Technology Death Pool

Atomic Toasters Technology Death Pool Mid-Year Update

Research in Motion. Kodak. Lightsquared. They are in the Death Pool…and they may be fulfilling a prophecy.

All three of these companies…and their associated technologies…are hanging by a thread. RIM announced a huge loss and many analysts are saying they won’t make it out of this year without collapsing. Kodak, after 123 years in business, filed for bankruptcy protection and is exiting the digital camera and film markets and focusing on digital imaging. Lightsquared, called out by reader Alff, is in bankruptcy. While bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a company, it’s not a good sign.

So what of the technology each of these companies represents?
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Deconstructing Technology

Pits And Lands

The CD is one of those technologies that seems to be…lingering. In fact, it’s on our A-T Technology Death Pool. But what of that shiny surface?

As you may already know, it’s made up of “pits” which are usually 100 nm deep and 500 nm wide and vary from 850 nm to […]

A-T Technology Death Pool

Film At Eleven

This last weekend I went up to the Sno*Drift rally. I won’t go into that here, because cars bore us unlike those cats over at Hooniverse. However, something did strike me.
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A-T Technology Death Pool

The Atomic Toasters Technology Death Pool

The other day I read this list from US News and World Report about 11 companies that are on the brink going into 2012. Some of them were a bit surprising, like Best Buy, while others were easy to guess, like RIM. Over the past few years, some interesting bits of tech have […]

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