German ad agency Jung von Matt brings us the Museum of Obsolete Objects—an online exhibit (it’s really a tricked-out YouTube channel) dedicated to inventions that have long since hit their sell-by dates.
Each object gets its own short video (narrated by a computerized voice that is itself outdated). Working backward, you’ll see clips about the computer mouse (not yet extinct, though the museum tells us it will be in just a few years), the fax machine, the floppy disk, the abacus, the eggbeater, and other everyday objects. We like the project, but we do have one quibble: Record players may be extinct in Germany, but here in the United States, record stores that specialize in vinyl are the ones that seem to be surviving.
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