Technology has a life, in that it is born in the minds of its creators, lives through use by its admirers, and dies through obsolescence and disinterest. The users of technology range from the early adopters, through broad fanaticism by the ‘me-too’ masses, and finally onto those who join the party just as the majority have moved on in a fickle state of disinterest. Then there are the scavengers and the repurposers who breathe new life into mature or obsolete technology. We hail these alternative technology uses.
We exalt the advancement of technology and wait for the day when it becomes commonplace and even disdained. We adopt these castoffs and orphans of technology and put them to good use.