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Throwback Thursday: Check out this stone-age tech

It’s Throwback Tech Thursday! Check out this collection of stone-age tech that will bring back those nostalgic memories. You can thank me later.


In tech, we’re always looking forward, never looking back.

Earlier today, Lauren Goode of Recode tweeted a pic of her old Sony Discman CD player, soon to be followed by a flood of #TBT (Throwback Thursday) pics.

Here’s a roundup of some the best #TBT tech pics.

Sony Discman portable CD player (don’t take it running, it skips)

sony discman

The Talkboy, whatever that is…


Nano Puppy – not to be confused with Tamagotchi…

nano puppy

The original Nintendo, with the approximate footprint of a small server…


An ancient Apple computer (take your guess…)

old apple computer

A Zune, still in its box…


Viewmaster, because why not take a magical journey back to 1985…


A pager – to alert you to call the person who paged you…


Zip disks (if you have no idea what these are, just nod and smile)

zip discs

A 1990s alarm clock, or how you know you’re in a really shitty motel…

alarm clocl

iMacs and the dogs who (still) love them


The Casio calculator watch, revered among nerds everywhere

casio calculator watch

Have any #TBT pics you want to share? Shoot them over to our contact page, or share them in the comments. 

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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  1. Don

    June 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I thought the Sony Discman was the greatest thing ever. One day just as I was actually gonna purchase one, it hit me like a pie in the face of how outdated the the technology became….practically overnight it seemed. I’m just slow on the uptake.

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