Obsolete Technologies

By Deane Barker on October 2, 2003

Ten Technologies That Deserve to Die: There are a couple sacred cows here, and a couple surprises as well. Did you know that the incandescent light bulb gives off nine times more heat than light?

“Technologies die rather routinely — seen a Conestoga covered wagon lately? — but it’s rare for them to be singled out and righteously put to death. Some technologies, however, are so blatantly obnoxious that the human race would rejoice if they were obliterated.”

I’m not a left-wing tree-hugger, but if we got rid of a lot of these “technologies,” I don’t think we’d need to care much what happened in the Middle East.

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