Even with all of the new stuff we have to play around with, a subset of people will get bored with it and start mining the past for old stuff to combine with the new. Which is why we have the "new" Camaro, an A-Team movie starring Liam Neeson, and the items you see below.
Making the blog rounds is this iRetrofone Base that pipes your cell phone through an old-school receiver. You can even buy a "dialer" app to turn the screen into a rotary dial. The charging solution is a little inelegant, but that's because it was designed to be used with different cell phones, not just Apple's.
A step less sophisticated is the Moshi Moshi 01H Handset, which plugs into your iPad or what have you. It doesn't make sense for on-the-go chatting, but it's a good solution for those who Skype at their desks and crave the feel of the analogue receiver.
Laptopograms are images made by pressing photosensitive paper onto a laptop screen and flashing an image in a manner not unlike contact printing or photograms.
'Laptopogram' is a misnomer - I reckon they can be made with pretty much any monitor. Perhaps 'Luminous Screen Emulsion Transfers' is a better. Here, however, the negative is a digital image - and is flashed for a little time onto the paper before developing the image in a darkroom.
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