I used to make photographs with film that I developed and printed in a wet dark room. When I started photographing art for painters I used polarized lights to provide non-reflective illumination on the art work.

When I first switched to digital, I scanned all my photos on a drum scanner, then stored them on floppy disks or magnetic tape drives.

These are but a few of the examples I can think of that point to technology and tools that are for me at least, gone by. I know there are people still using all of these tools. But I am not and nobody else I work with is either.

With the exception of a few die-hards, most people have moved on to newer technologies. This caused me to think about this looking forward.

What technology and tools do we use today that 15 years into the future we will barely remember? Send me your answer via Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/scottbourne

P.S. This is not an invitation for you to let me know you still use the technology and tools mentioned in this post. I get that one percent of you like older tech. I get it. But this is an invitation for you to tell me what you think you’ll be missing in the future – in any event. Thanks for staying on topic.


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