Technology surrounds us in almost everything we do these days (no wonder it’s a multi-trillion-dollar industry). With that being said, it’s often easy to forget that all those tech products we use on an everyday basis didn’t just happen overnight. In fact, many of them owe their existence to technology of days gone by – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Without the pagers of the 1990s we wouldn’t have modern smartphones; without old dial-up modems we wouldn’t have today’s Wifi. That’s not to say that every tech item ever invented found a place in the world and brought in millions, though. You probably haven’t thought about most of these obsolete tech items for years and years!