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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.

beeper

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…

talkboy

Nano Puppy – not to be confused with Tamagotchi…

nano puppy

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

NES

An ancient Apple computer (take your guess…)

old apple computer

A Zune, still in its box…

zune

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

viewmaster

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

beeper

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

imacs

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 One day just as I was actually gonna purchase one, it hit me like a pie in the face of how outdated the the technology became….practically overnight it seemed.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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