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Found: Not-so-cool technology from childhood

Slumped on my sofa, laptop and TV fully engaged, I’ve been browsing the Web this evening. I came across an article on the old shoe-fitting machines in use when I was a kid. It’s been decades since I thought about those things. They were cutting-edge x-ray technology, seemingly magic. Look through the viewer, see your feet inside your shoes. Watch your toes wiggling as the shoe salesman checks the fit. Amazing! No doubt my parents thought it was a marvel too, being able to ensure that my growing feet were properly fitted.

Fortunately, I seem to be none the worse for my experience back then. I do wonder, however, which of today’s technological “advances” might, fifty years from now, turn out to have been not so great after all.

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