The Boston Globe recently posted a cool technology retrospective using this classification
Ancient: seen in museums only, unusable, unfixable
Antique: unusable, unfixable
Vintage: usable, old, ironic, cool
Outdated: still available in stores, but barely used
It's amazing how fast cool technologies become outdated technologies. I was in a meeting of technology leaders yesterday and only one person had a Blackberry, lamenting that his organization had not yet moved on to something more modern.
What's your favorite vintage, formerly cool technology?