How Things [Used to] Work

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How Things Work

Submitter: This book is actually pretty cool, but the cell phone, fax machine, VHS, cassette tape, and computer pages are all looking pretty dated. Plus the car page makes no mention of any of the computerized/electronic additions that have become fairly common, such as bluetooth or back up cameras. A few things have changed in the last 22 years. Some things now work a little differently…

Holly: Cordless phones! Floppy disks! A Walkman! This book was almost out of date before it was even published.




Office Essentials

computer friendly

Recording sound

Leisure and entertainment


    1. Right? That’s kinda scary. But the book looks pretty cool. I love finding out how stuff works. And I still have most of those things.

  1. When I was a kid in the 60s I had a book on “Computers and Electronic Brains.” I wish I’d kept it–I’m sure it would be a hoot to look at it now.

  2. If you took this and like doubled it to include modern things, that could be a super cool concept of “how things change”. It’s outdated but it’s still COOL lol.

    1. That’s a really nice concept, actually. Much closer to the way we teach STEM subjects now, too.

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