The one thing we don't think about too much in the world of gadgets is that gadgets do come and go -- some very fast and some very slow.
Piece in the New York Times got me into this nostalgic state; article is on the soon to be disappearing cathode ray tube from TV sets in America and around the world, too.(Cut-away photograph courtesy of a fun place to visit ---www.sciencemuseum.org.uk.)
Now some of you may not remember, but I am sure many of you do remember that big old thing sticking out from beyond the TV set in the living room; that was the most visible part of the cathode ray tube.
(CRT to those into initials.)
CRTs also made our computer monitors look so massive; amazing with technology can do!)
Easy to see this near death coming with the explosion and steady sales of flat-panel TVs, which obviously take up less space on a desktop (and look cooler -- you know cooler does count in gadgets.)
Any thoughts on other gadgets soon to be on their way out ...