The Iomega Zip Drive
With many magnitudes more space than an ordinary floppy, Iomega revolutionized data transfer by offering 750MB on a single zip disk. Nowadays, with our smartphones and thumb drives, we've got gigabytes in our pocket.
The Flip Mini HD
My smartphone takes excellent HD video, thanks.
Always sort of pointless, yet somehow, we couldn't live without them.
The Original Apple PowerBook
Unlike the MacBook Air, this one doesn't fit in an envelope.
This was the future. Now it's the past.
Fat and clunky has been replaced by thin and sleek.
With laptops, smartphones and tablets in the classrooms, graphing calculators like the TI-89 are ancient history.
The one that started it all.
Or as some called them: "clam-shells."
Doesn't play tapes, CDs or mp3s.
The Answering Machine
The Palm Treo
Smartphones before they were smart.
Nokia's Internet Tablet
Before Steve Jobs made them cool.
In the rapidly evolving world of technology even our most precious gadgets come and go at a blinding pace. From, Napster to Zip drives, here are our favorites from generations past.