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Technology – Retro and Otherwise

We are living in a miraculous time – technologically speaking.

Having recently acquired a new (to me) smart phone, I’m still learning and appreciating all the things this appliance can do for me.  Thus far:  alarms to remind me to do stuff, answering questions via Internet, checking Email, taking photographs, watching TV and even making and receiving calls (!)…all from a lightweight, flat device which fits easily in my front right pocket.

I even downloaded a Kindle app, and have a couple books to read, if a real one is not available!

As I said, miraculous!

A friend sent me evidence of yet another technological miracle, below:

AMAZING  TECHNOLOGY FROM JAPANYou will not be able to know what is ahead until
you have seen the 4 pictures and read the explanation of
what they are. Our future is here. Incredible!!
What an age we live in.
Look closely and guess what they could be.
Are they pens with cameras?

Any wild guesses? No clue yet?

Ladies and  gentlemen…. congratulations!
You’ve just looked into the future… yep, that’s right!

You’ve just seen something that will replace your PC in the near future.

Here is how it  works:

In the revolution of miniature computers, scientists have made great  developments with blue tooth technology.
These are the forthcoming computers you can carry within your pockets .

This ‘pen sort of instrument’ produces both the monitor as well as the  keyboard on any flat surfaces from where you can carry out functions you would normally do on your desktop computer.

Can anyone say, ‘Good-bye laptops!’Looks like our computers are out of date… again!!!

Amazing!  Although I like the tactile feedback of a real keyboard.  I’m old-school, remember?  🙂

Speaking of which, I was looking for accessories for my new toy cellular telephone, and ran across this:

phone cradle htc

THIS is a dock in which to place my cell phone to allow me to use it like an old land-line telephone.  What?!

Everything that’s old is new again!

PS – I’m not getting a retro-phone dock.

h/t Carol

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


5 thoughts on “Technology – Retro and Otherwise

  1. Ooops, your photos did not come through. Just a box with a red “X”…Thanks, Tom

    Posted by zinger3006Tom Huntzinger | April 26, 2013, 7:46 am
  2. I’ve seen the pen computer on-line … it’s a fascinating development, but I’m still waiting for the one Tom Cruise used in “Minority Report”. Heh.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | April 26, 2013, 9:06 am
  3. It’s interesting, but that is now obsolete… 😀

    Posted by Old NFO | April 26, 2013, 5:30 pm

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