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    Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    My daughter is in gymnastics and wanted to see what her mother looked like when she was in gymnastics. We happen to have an old beta max recording of my wife that we brought out and dusted off this past weekend. After putting it back into storage, it made me wonder if that was the oldest electronic device that I owned. (It was, followed closely by a flashlight from my parent's house that still works like a champ)

    What is the oldest electronical device that you own and have used in the past year? Plug-in or battery-operated are acceptable.....keep it clean



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    I watched this 200 lbs behemoth yesterday.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Floppy drive. At least its USB.....



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Well... I've got a list of 'em...

    1952 Rolleiflex TLR camera (actually not electrical at all, but highly technical in its day - and still is)

    1980 Nikon F3 camera, my other favorite camera

    1961 VW Beetle Ragtop - just took first place in a show this weekend

    1978 VW Beetle Convertible - up for sale if anyone's interested (just too new for me)

    1976 John Deere 10-speed bicycle - I put at least 20 miles a week on it - Runs like a Deere still!

    1980 Hewlet Packard HP25 calculator - my daily user at work, and was my calculator back at I-State


    Seems like the older I get the more I like the old stuff...



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Still use original NES and original Game Boy often.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    N64. Still play it regularly.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    I used a cassette player the other day.

    However it was only to play the tape feed directly into my computer so I could record it in a digital format.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    N64. Still play it regularly.
    I just found my old N64 in our basement and it was like early Christmas.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    N64. Still play it regularly.
    I try, but all I have is newer LED tv's, and it looks TERRIBLE on them. I told my gf that when we get a house, I'm going to have to buy an old CRT just to play NES, SNES, SEGA, ps1 and N64 in my man cave.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    We have a Colecovision and an Atari 2600 that we use a few times a year. We also have some old table top Coleco arcade games and Pac Man game watch from the early '80s. All work well. However the oldest piece of electronics we have is '47 AM radio. That said I can't wait to pick up my day one Xbox One in a few weeks...



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    I have a an auger from 1915 that can still be used to put in fence posts.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Probably my HP 15C calculator. I got it in college in the early '80s and still use it every day at work. Love that reverse polish notation.


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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    In the last year...a VCR.

    I'll be willing to bet that most of the posters on here have not used the PC precursors that I have used in the course of my student and/or working life:

    the first PONG game on our block
    an IBM Seletrix portable typewriter with a correction cartridge
    a DecWriter
    a Wang Word Processor
    a keypunch
    a data recorder (2nd gen keypunch)



    And OMG - no color TV until I was 12, no touch-tone phone till I was 14.



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    N64. Still play it regularly.
    Atari - still play it 2-3 times a year!



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    Re: Oldest piece of "technology" that you own/used recently

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    Probably my HP 15C calculator. I got it in college in the early '80s and still use it every day at work. Love that reverse polish notation.
    Remember how much we had to save up for those suckers? Now you get 100x calculating capability from a $10 knock-off.



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