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Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by CurlyHoward » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:15 pm

Lucky615 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:06 am
SolarMax wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:08 pm
CurlyHoward wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Digital TV. It reduced the number of channels one can easily receive free over the air
What?? :eek
What, What??? It added not reduced.
Yeah if you're within a mile of the city's transmitters or have a tripolar antenna with quadrangular phrase harmonics. Otherwise not so much.



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by SolarMax » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:13 pm

CurlyHoward wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:15 pm

Yeah if you're within a mile of the city's transmitters or have a tripolar antenna with quadrangular phrase harmonics. Otherwise not so much.
Perhaps some modern, appropriate receiving equipment might take care of that issue for you.
Works pretty well (but no, not always perfectly) for most of us, without needing the tripolar antenna with quadrangular phrase harmonics, or flux capacitors.



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by SolarMax » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 pm

SolarMax wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Segway.
And just like that, buh-bye Segway
Segway, Popular With Police But Not The Public, Hits Brakes



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:44 pm

This is a little off topic, but remember in the early days of cell phones. A cell phone in the car required an externally mounted antenna. There were also dummy antennas for people who wanted to look like they had a cell phone.



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Post by Deleted User 15342 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:32 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:44 pm
This is a little off topic, but remember in the early days of cell phones. A cell phone in the car required an externally mounted antenna. There were also dummy antennas for people who wanted to look like they had a cell phone.
So I would guess you had the “dummy antenna” just to look cool 😎. You know Turkey you could get a kids play cellphone to make it look like a real one so you can fool everyone wouldn’t that be neat.



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:18 am

Or, I could just get my cell phone back out of the drawer where I tossed it the day I retired. I could dress like middle class and pretend I'm calling someone. Talk really loud, just to annoy everyone else in the restaurant.



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Post by Deleted User 15342 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:25 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:18 am
Or, I could just get my cell phone back out of the drawer where I tossed it the day I retired. I could dress like middle class and pretend I'm calling someone. Talk really loud, just to annoy everyone else in the restaurant.
All kidding aside you do raise a good suggestion, and yes I do remember those antennas on vehicles back then. You weren’t able to afford the phone back then, but you can get the antenna for under $5. and it looked cool.



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:32 am

When cell phones first were introduced in Canada, the device cost well over $1000 and air time was priced in Dollars per minute.



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Post by Deleted User 15342 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:40 am

My son is a tech for a cellphone company. He’s claiming that the data rates for 5G will sky rocket because more data will be used due to the faster speeds. He says you will be able to download a full length movie in just 2 minutes. People will use more data and the cellphone companies will cash in like they never had before. They don’t plan on giving data away for free. Most data packages will average $75. a month.



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by Bryce » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:12 pm

Cable TV, Internet access, cell phones and data plans, 10.00 a six pack designer beer and 5.00 coffee latte. All things our parents never had to pay for. No wonder the youngsters always complain they're broke.


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Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:40 am

The Walkman was really successful, but Sony dropped it anyway. Fortunately, I still have a few left. I also have a couple of copycat brands.



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Post by Deleted User 15342 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:24 am

The best Sony Walkman is the SRF-59 AM /FM radio. What a sweet DX machine for AM Radio. Also The Sony SRF-49 and SRF-39 all great headphone radios. I have the SRF-59, SRF-56 which is FM only, The SRF-49 and SRF 39. These go for a ton of money on E-Bay some around $100. each.



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:06 pm

Lucky615 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:24 am
The best Sony Walkman is the SRF-59 AM /FM radio. What a sweet DX machine for AM Radio. Also The Sony SRF-49 and SRF-39 all great headphone radios. I have the SRF-59, SRF-56 which is FM only, The SRF-49 and SRF 39. These go for a ton of money on E-Bay some around $100. each.
I have it. It's a great radio. It's only weakness is the imprecise dial calibration. But it's only a $15 radio.



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:44 am

Are pagers still being used?



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Re: Biggest tech device flops of the past 25 years!!!

Post by sfpcc » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:39 am

Are pagers still being used?
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Pagers are used in doctor's offices and restaurants to alert people when they are ready. The medical office I go to uses them, (I can't tell you which one due to privacy.)



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