Punch Cards, Game Boy Pocket and … iPhone 5? Re/code’s Weekly #tbt (Throwback Tech).
About a year and a half ago I had a serendipitous night in Japan during which I discovered a second-floor bar that was filled with old-school video game consoles: Sega Genesis Mega Drive, the original Nintendo Entertainment System and more. Hours went by while I played Mario Bros., not wanting to switch it up once I got the cartridge to actually load.
Nintendo holds a special place in the hearts of children of the ’80s, despite the company’s current challenges. So thanks, Emma Kessler (@ekess2015), for sending in a pic of your Game Boy Pocket for this week’s #tbt — Throwback Tech.
(These kids, however, aren’t nearly as impressed.)
There were other great submissions this week as well: Some punch cards from Steven Sinofsky’s freshman year at Cornell (circa 2007, we believe); a Philips ISIS cellphone, which in the late ’90s was known for its impressively long battery life; and even … an iPhone 5? I guess it’s all about perspective!
And if you’re wondering what last week’s #tbts were, you can find them here.