A friend of mine recently poked fun at the old gadgets that we used in the distant tech past (10 years ago). One of the items was the Newton, the current poster child of obsolete tech. Steven Seagal used a Newton in Under Siege 2, Dark Territory, didn’t he? (This is not an endorsement for the movie, BTW, just pointing out that they thought him sending messages through a hacked pay phone with a Newton was cool.) Cutting-edge tech is always fun to see in retrospect. We almost forget that when it was new it was the shiznit. I’ve got an old Edison Gem phonograph, and I can imagine the original owner chatting up a lady: “I have a phonograph machine in my apartment and several songs for it!”

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