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Polaroid “Onestep” 1000.

The Polaroid Land Camera 1000 was a consumer camera, launched in 1977 and produced until 1980. It used SX-70 integral film and was available in several models distinguished by the way it focused (fixed, zone-focus, autofocus).

The creative geniuses behind Austrian studio Staudinger + Franke have certainly found a raucous way to discard outdated gadgets in their series The Icons of Technology. A dynamic fusion of photography and post production, these electronic giants are literally detonated from the inside out. Aside from being a joy to look at, each splintering shard freezes a peek into the springs and sprockets that make these antiquities tick. Staudinger + Franke remind us that even today’s must-have technology will soon be obsolete, although we doubt destroying them would be half as satisfying.

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Eumig 880 PMA.

The 880 PMA was an 8mm movie camera produced by the Austrian company Eumig, introduced in 1976. PMA stands for the optional Panorama-Makro-Aspheric wide angle converter, a lens without barrel or fisheye distortion at a focal length of 15mm in the 35mm film standard. This was a worldwide innovation at the time.

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Apple Macintosh SE.

The Mac SE was a popular personal computer introduced in 1987 and produced until 1990. It was the first Apple computer with an internal drive bay for a hard drive.

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