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"Built-in obsolescence", I believe, became a "term" used by Customers and Distribution Channels supplying Hi Tech Items

I recall back in the 80's (1980's) buying Sony Walkmans for ski holidays - used as iPods and iphones are today to "play music to listen to during leisure pursuits".

Way back then, Sony one Japanese Giant of Music and Entertainment were shipping out to Distribution Channels a new model, every month or two ...

Each model superseded the previous and many competitors products - meaning a rush of GAS for the new model.

I have two yellow Sony Walkman Sports, one cassette only and other with FM radio

Occasionally they come into their own, along with the Sony CD player (the size of a tea plate - friends going to chemo find they can "listed to a book tape or CD or radio without disturbing those sitting around them in the treatment room.

Nick and I have a small collection of Olympus compact cameras ... about 6 CZ models these come in handy for the children on outings to learn photography and Digital is superb as the "visual image" is instant !

Do you have a collection or two, of built in obsolescence items ? and are they used ? and how ?
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I suppose my Naim CD555 could be classed as surplus to requirements as I have most of my CDs ripped to a computer to be played out by the sound system. The CD555 only being used to play borrowed CDs or to play a CD as a demo or CDs that have not been ripped.

Plus the definitive collection of E cameras (is the ones with only one numeric digit in their name). And also a collection of full retail packs of some of the definitive software and applications from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

All good fodder for the house clearance chaps when we are immolated at the local crem.
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Re: "Built in obsolescence"

Derek, you have reminded me of my antiques Mac Collection - FOUR to be precise ! I must take them up to Milestones Museum @ Basingstoke, that will be a great home for them and their Software Apps
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I have a few classic examples in my loft of home computing.

Amstrad CPC464 vintage of 1985 with a couple of trunks of cassette games.
Acorn A3000 vintage of mid 90s heavily upgraded including a 30mb hard drive!
And numerous PC's
Starting with a 486dx black white toshiba laptop
Got about five other toshiba laptops, two Sony laptops, couple ipaqs, few desktops, about two chests of cables, graphics cards, processors, ram and hard drives.

A bit of a computer hoarder really.

Also have a minidisc players that haven't seen the light of day for years although friend recently asked for one so he could play a collection of mini discs he had found.

Got a few too many digital cameras too but won't go into that.

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ZX80 & BBC machines and an 8 track player tucked away hope my daughters find them when I've gone to the big developing tank in the sky.
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Still have my palm pilot, first "portable CD player" two box brownies, and my electronic typewriter................and my first mobile phone aka brick.
and Nick has a reel to reel tape recorder
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1972 VW Beetle? And a 1977...

And thousands of lego sets from when I was younger. My mum is apparently saving it for the grandchildren, but I'm hopign I can get there first!

And the Amiga 500+ which is still kicking about, now obsolete as I can play all those old games on my phone now, great for on the Tube in the morning
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The joy of Lego (and Mecano) is that it is not obsolete.
Still have my BBC "B" for playing "Elite".
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I e-mailed a shot to a friend in the UK today and asked him what it was taken with. He's a Canon user so said a 5D. It was taken with an E-3 and a Vivitar 35mm f/1.9 from the 70's. He remembers borrowing the lens from me in the late 70's.
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