The Test Pattern was a familiar sight in the days of analogue television. As transmission became digital, and TV stations operated around the clock, the need for this tool disappeared.Read More
Before UPC Codes, digital scanning and debit transactions, manual cash registers were everywhere. Operated by cashiers with nimble fingers, these devices of the 20th century made the retail world go round.Read More
Before 99 cent digital downloads changed our listening habits, we stocked up on 45 RPM singles of our favourite new songs. The 45 RPM single had a good run as the way of getting that hot new song that you heard on the radio. Running to the record store, you could buy an inexpensive recording of the latest hit and, if you were lucky, might even enjoy the “B side”’ as well. Of course, you had to have one of these things or else you wouldn’t be able to play your record:
Who knew that there was a time in the future where "developing" pictures was no longer a thing? In the blink of an eye and with a digital snap of a button, selfies, landscapes and family images could be captured, viewed saved - or deleted - in an instant.
There was a time when this thing known as a “phone booth” offered many options to normal folks and superheroes alike. It allowed us to take shelter from the storm, to make a call in private and, in the case of Clark Kent, offered an impromptu yet functional change room at the side of the road. What’s not to like?Read More