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What's Your Favorite Vintage Tech?

Vintage geekery is something of an obsession here — as much as we tech-lovers love to have the latest gadget, we also pay respect to the originals. Many times I have been close to breaking down and buying a beautiful, brightly colored typewriter, even though I would only use my laptop for word processing.

I mourn the loss of Polaroids with as much intensity as I scrutinize the latest megapixel-packed digital camera. And I surf Amazon for new games for my PS3, only to peruse eBay for an old Atari, so I can scoop up my favorite old games.

Clearly a thirst for nostalgia and the cutting edge can live simultaneously, so tell me — what's your favorite vintage tech?

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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
I really liked Atari when it came out.
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
There are places on the Internet where you can actually download old Atari, Commodore 64, Super Nintendo, etc games and the programs that go with them so you can play all your old classics on your computer. All the Atari games pretty much fit onto one disc, which was funny considering that Atari was the thing to have back then for video games. On the Commodore 64 my favorite game was called Donald's Duck playground. ll you did was play as Donald Duck and you would work at various jobs to make money so you could buy playground equipment to play on, it sounds really sad compared to what we have now as video games but I really loved playing it because you could make money and then spend it.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 7 years
Ahh this is my kind of post. :) I miss Polaroids, holga, lomography (I'm a huge photography lover) retro tv's and old telephones, phone booths, etc etc.
shinycrazy shinycrazy 7 years
Correction: 9 years-old.
shinycrazy shinycrazy 7 years
Correction: 9 years-old.
shinycrazy shinycrazy 7 years
I loved my atari. I wrote my first short story on it when I was 5. Lots of fond memories go with that system.
fishbulb fishbulb 7 years
My 8-bit nintendo means more to me than my boyfriend. It still works perfectly. I rarely need to blow into the cartridges. You will pry it from my cold, dead hands.
TheMatt TheMatt 7 years
I have a weakness for slide rules. I just love the things. Plus, using them helps your math skills!
koreansugar koreansugar 7 years
well said! Saturdays bring out the nostalgia in us don't they? as for the polaroids, i was on the market for them not too long before they announced an end to their cameras and film. NOOO!!! what cruel fate! I knew i should have stocked up at Costco! I love the feeling of the old vintage typewriters. I used to write out my term papers on them. not very practical and a bit insane since it took me a whole day to write out something i could do in an hour on the lappy. but my fav would probably have to be the original nintendo console. i love those things to death!
koreansugar koreansugar 7 years
well said! Saturdays bring out the nostalgia in us don't they? as for the polaroids, i was on the market for them not too long before they announced an end to their cameras and film. NOOO!!! what cruel fate! I knew i should have stocked up at Costco! I love the feeling of the old vintage typewriters. I used to write out my term papers on them. not very practical and a bit insane since it took me a whole day to write out something i could do in an hour on the lappy. but my fav would probably have to be the original nintendo console. i love those things to death!
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I have to agree with you on the Polaroids. I have a whole bunch of them from the 60's -90's. My great sadness is that Polaroid stopped making film and the only place I can get the old stuff is from out of the country. Plus, I also collect old MACs, everything from the Apple IIe to the Newton to the Mac System 1
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I have to agree with you on the Polaroids. I have a whole bunch of them from the 60's -90's. My great sadness is that Polaroid stopped making film and the only place I can get the old stuff is from out of the country. Plus, I also collect old MACs, everything from the Apple IIe to the Newton to the Mac System 1
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