The Joy of Obsolescence
About the site: “Archiving tips and geeky tidbits for genealogists, history buffs, and keepers of the family photo album. Written by an archivist who never met an antique photograph she didn’t like.”
Sally Jacobs is seriously into obsolescence. (!!) No, really. I’m trying to figure out which of her posts to highlight, and I’m drawn like a magpie to her shiny jewels about fading things. Here are the topics of three of her recent posts:
- Fill your iPod at unbeatable prices: An MP3 collection at UCSB of sound digitized from old wax cylinders. Cool.
- A pointer to a blog called Retro Thing, She calls attention to their entry about one all-but-disappeared format: Open reel (as in reel to reel) video tape. Without a working machine to play the tape media, the tape media is all but worthless.
- RIP, VHS. Yet another soon-to-be-obsolete format.
Leave now. Go to her site. She sends you to cool places.