The Commodore 64 is back! We asked the CNNMoney Tech Tumblr team what retro tech items they wished would make a comeback.
Laurie: Is it wrong to say Tamagotchi? That’s not even a technology. It was my only friend in 5th grade.
Paul: I have two. The original Nintendo (circa 1985) I believe that came with both the gun for Duck Hunt (my brother and I spent more time trying to shoot the silly, snickering dog than the ducks) and Gyromite with the R.O.B. robot helper.
Other is 2-XL, an educational robot (notice a trend?) toy from the late 1970s that used … wait for it … 8-track tapes!
Julianne: Do you remember a little thing Casio made that was like a mini computerish thing for kids? I can’t think of its name. I loved mine. I had one in third or fourth grade. The Googles aren’t helping because I have no ideas for keywords. And now my afternoon will be dedicated to finding out what it is called.
(Update from JP: A trillion thanks to our rockin’ follower Rachel Adam, who remembered the Casio My Magic Diary! My brain is finally at ease!)
David: Cassette tapes. My friends and I used to pretend we were DJs. We’d introduce a song, then record music from the radio or another tape. I had a really good radio voice when I was eight. Except, twenty years later, my mother played the tapes for my wife. Maybe I don’t want them to come back…
Stacy: My Palm Pilot. Is that retro enough? Mine is.