N S Ford’s Information Superhighway: Museum of Obsolete Media

Betamax, 8-Track, Wire Recording, Soundmirror Tape, HitClips, Wax Cylinders… 

Curated by Jason Curtis (a medical librarian by profession), the Museum of Obsolete Media is a collection of over 500 types of media – a fascinating and informative resource. Featuring audio, video and data storage from past to present, this is a great website which ensures that ‘obsolete’ formats aren’t lost to time. The use of tags, timelines and external resources makes this a brilliant way to explore tech history.

Enter the Museum of Obsolete Media here!

5 thoughts on “N S Ford’s Information Superhighway: Museum of Obsolete Media”

  1. Ooh I’ve just spent over half an hour on this site having a wander down memory lane. Punched tape – ugh, was the bane of my life sending huge long telex messages many moons ago. Accidentally stand on the tape and you’d have to start all over again.

    1. How funny! And yes, this is a great site for looking at whatever era of media you’re familiar with! I never knew there were so many different types, most of them incompatible with each other. It’s also a good identification site for when you find a random format in the back of a drawer of stuff 🙂
      Thanks for your comment.

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