GeekNights Monday - "Obsolete" Technology

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider what it means to truly be obsolete technology. In the news, the Pixii camera is a ridiculous waste of money, Olympus exits the camera business, and the Supreme Court upholds the 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones.

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Whenever the words “obsolete technology” are mentioned, two things immediately come to mind:

  1. Oddity Archive

  2. Joe Walsh

That is not the Joe Walsh that first came to mind.

Fun game. Whoever listens to this episode with the most obsolete technology wins. pic_0004

The way to win that game is have a bot transcript the episode and have someone read it to you like an old town crier.

Re:logic.ly This is pretty popular. https://fritzing.org

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That’s fantastic, but I think it serves a different purpose. logic.ly is just about learning computational logic. There are no resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc. fritzing is for actual electronic circuits. Sure, you can put gates into your circuits, but dealing with the electronic aspect might make it a little harder to learn the logic aspect.

A good video about the birth, death and afterlife of the Steam controller.

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