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March 1, 2011

Technology Anachronisms in Science

MacDiff program running in a Mac Classic environment emulator on my Windows XP netbook, January 2011. Ever since I starting doing geology research back in 2003, I have encountered technology anachronisms in science. I find these technology anachronisms intriguing, humorous, and- sometimes- frustrating. Often, the challenge of using technology in science is not keeping up with the latest-and-greatest technology but rather remembering or learning to use very old, outdated technology. …


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