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8 technology revolutions that are now relics

Nov. 22, 2010, 6:25 p.m.
Cassette tape player (Walkman)

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Remember me?

Before iPods, BlackBerrys and laptops became part of our plugged-in culture, there was a host of gizmos and gadgets that set our tech-fueled fever alight. When Sony shuttered widespread production of the Walkman in April of this year, it sent a nostalgic shockwave through our system, reminding us of all the forgotten technologies that once reigned supreme. Whether it's the VCR, Polaroid camera or — if you're brave enough to admit it, the eight-track cassette — here’s a look back at eight mainstream technologies that have since become obsolete.

This article originally appeared on WomansDay.com and is republished here with permission.