At last night's Itty Bitty Bash, an event to get Chicagoans in the same room to play games, I encountered something very strange. I've fought off an alien invasion millions of times, but I've never fired my lasers by entering numbers onto a rotary phone dial. This, friends, is Afterglow.
If you didn't get the memo sent around in the last couple of years, printers don't actually print anything anymore. In fact, they don't really do anything anymore. The only thing they're good for is making music. Seriously, check out the printers above playing Dylan.
If your job is being a mythbuster, well, you're bound to have awesome stuff in your workshop. Tested visited Adam Savage in his shop and found some ridiculously awesome technology, like a 1981 1GB hard drive that weighed 75 pounds.
Hey tweens. What is that black and blocky looking thing? Guess it right and you can look at adult websites! I imagine floppy disks, 8 tracks, film rolls, LaserDiscs, MiniDiscs, and any other bygone technology would work as tests too. [FunnyJunk]
Howstuffworks put together a sweet retrospective on technology that became popular in the 80s. Among them: PCs, VCRs, cable television, cell phones, camcorders, video game consoles—all things that were eventually used to deliver pornography to the masses.