We all know that whatever is considered hot today, will be eclipsed by the next "big thing" tomorrow. What might not be as apparent is the rapid acceleration of new products to market, leaving last year's (or last week's) hot tech item in the dust, whether it was sufficient at its job or not.
In her latest book, Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By, Anna Jane Grossman explores those items all around us (payphones, fax machines, etc.) that while still here, are for all intents, extinct. She also offers an exploration of widening technological gap from one generation to another.
We talked to Anna Jane recently about her book, the pace of change, and her phone of choice (hint: it's not an iPhone.)
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