What's the oldest piece of technology that you still use?

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dniblock
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Once in a while, I still hook up my ColecoVision game console from 1983. Everything still works, which is amazing. The oldest thing I still use regularly is a 1st generation Bose Wave CD from the late 90s. I ordered it from an infomercial after a night out with friends in college - thanks beer. It cost around $500, which I could in no way afford at the time, but since I still use it and it still sounds good, I feel a lot better about it now than I did the morning after I ordered it. It often gets used as a killer speaker for my laptop when I watch movies, since I haven't bought a new CD is years.

keithshaw

I still have my original Atari 2600 system and a bunch of games - finding a TV that accepts the inputs can be an issue. I'd love to play an old ColecoVision - do you still have Donkey Kong?   Also, we have a Bose Wave CD player - but I think we got it in the 2000s, not the '90s, so i'm still trying to think of something that I still use from the '90s or '80s.
dniblock

I have a Sony Trinitron (one of the flat screen CRT TVs) also from the late 90s that I use for vintage gaming systems to make it easier. The ColecoVision was pretty impressive at the time. Moving up from the 2600, it really did seem like it was "arcade quality." Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong, Jr., Zaxxon and Popeye were the games I still own that my friends and I mostly played. DK Jr is the one that has probably aged the best. Coleco had some kind of weird distribution agreement with Sega and Nintendo, so you get a small but above average library with the ColecoVision. If you like vintage games, you should check out some of the Angry Video Game Nerd videos. The Nerd videos are hilarious, but very profane and NSFW.  They are on YouTube and Cinemassacre.
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