- WRITTEN BY Jorge Rojas POSTED ON January 23,2015
Today’s modern office is full of technology. Although, just because a workplace has wall-to-wall technology, doesn’t make it modern. It’s possible for an office to be outfitted with outdated technology. There’s a good word that describes a setup like this: Obsolete. Is your office using obsolete technology? To find out, let’s look at a few pieces from the Museum of Obsolete Objects.
The Pocket Calculator
Despite the superiority of today’s smartphone math applications, you may still come across the occasional pocket calculator in use. Why would someone use such an impractical and obsolete item? Nostalgia, pure and simple. In the same way that almost every office has that one guy that still thinks it’s cool to wear a fedora, so too are modern pocket calculator users making a fashion statement with their tech–harkening back to the days when pocket calculators were all the rage and everybody on the dance floor was “doing the math.”
The Floppy Disk
As far as we’re concerned, floppy drives of today are good for only one purpose; making music!
“Daddy, why’s the man keep clicking the button?”
“That’s a computer mouse son. Some people still think it’s the best way to use a computer. Let’s leave the nice man alone. He’s not hurting anybody with his computer mouse and fedora. Now, who wants Dippin’ Dots future ice cream!”
When it comes down to it, you don’t want your company to end up in the Museum of Obsolete Businesses. One sure for your company to become obsolete and irrelevant is to use obsolete and outdated technology. In addition to just plain looking bad, using old technology means that you’ll miss out on cutting edge solutions designed to increase sales. Plus, if you’re not taking advantage of the latest technologies, then your competition will.
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