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A Memorial to Old Technology. On design that lasts | by Joanna Ngai | Aug, 2022


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On design that lasts

I used to be with ‘it’, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it’ anymore and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary. It’ll happen to you!
Grandpa Simpson

Whenever I stumble upon old technology, I feel a mixture of curiosity (look at that!) and a ping of sadness (things change fast!).



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