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alokmenghrajani writes: I'm trying to list various technologies which have gone extinct over the years (think Microsoft's Clippy, Swatch's .beat time, abusing imagemaps in web design, etc.). What do you think were the most interesting technologies which didn't survive the test of time?
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Ask Slashdot: what are some technologies which have gone extinct

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  • Punch tape. It really helps one understand what the data actually is.
  • Also, Bollywood-style musicals don't seem to move letterpress paper products the way they did when I was a kid.

    Dubstep music also seems to have tapered off of late; perhaps another casualty of Adult Onset Short Attention Span Shadow Puppet Theater Disorder.

    Fibre-channel remote booting off a hard drive in a data center you don't know about using Diamond Multimedia Power Line communications devices hidden in a desktop's actual Power Supply Unit still seems to be a fairly solid bet for technology that will sti

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