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User Input: This Is Still A Thing?

I discovered the other day, to my astonishment, that I have a phone book.

I know. I’m just as shocked as you are. Apparently they still print these things! And give them out for free! Well, that part makes sense, I can’t imagine anyone paying for one, but prior to picking it up […]

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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 […]


Startup: A Steamtrain to Obsolescence

Based on the number of these I’ve seen in the wild, I’m guessing this idea really took off. Unfortunately, the invention of the airplane changed people’s travel expectations. Who would bother buying a sleep hanger when you’ve got things like no leg room and spinal damage to keep you […]

Free Range Technology, Startup

Startup: Coming Around Again

The business end of an English Wheel.

The English Wheel is a piece of technology that largely fell out of favour towards the latter half of the 20th century, largely due to the rise of alternate technologies. As manufacturing processes became more available, as a metalwork technique, it fell almost exclusively into the […]

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User Input: Pet Peeves

See these buttons? All useless. The whole lot of them, not required.

One of the issues in technology and technological design is that there are items that eventually become irrelevant as design progresses. The problem becomes that some of these items are relied on for alternative reasons. The world of computers is a […]