I’ve been getting better about my electronic purchases these days. In the past, however, I’ve made some questionable decisions. The other day, I dropped off a box full of e-waste to the Goodwill trailer in the Valley Fair parking lot. Yes, the same parking lot where my hubcaps were stolen from my car a month ago.
Some of the items in the e-waste grab box included a RIM BlackBerry 957, a Nokia 8860, a Sony Ericsson t68i with a busted LCD screen, a USB 1.0 hub, a drained UPS, a wireless router with a fried chip, broken mice, and even a Ricochet SE wireless modem! Gadgets and accessories that once cost hundreds of dollars are now practically worthless. Such is the price of technological progress!
What pieces of technology have you recently retired? What’s the oldest gadget you’ve got still running? I am still using my 11-year old Newton eMate 300 as an alarm clock!