I don’t hold actual funerals for my old gadgets, but I do retire them to one of many “Tech Sematary” boxes in my closet since I just can’t get myself to throw/sell/give that stuff away. (It’s also very possible that I might say a few sentimental words of appreciation aloud or silently, before I file that box away, depending on how much I used or loved the device.) Fortunately, I didn’t have to retire my old iPhone 3G as it has found new life as a kind of iPod Touch in my car.
So off the top of my head, I know my old Intellivision, Dreamcast, cassette deck, Sony Walkman, Pioneer Laserdisc player, original Gameboy, Commodore 64, NES, Genesis, Power Mac 8500, Dell PC, Motorola StarTAC, Treo 650, and more are all tucked safely away in boxes in the BOTcave.
So what’s in your Tech Sematary?