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4 Technologies Worse Than Their Predecessors

Innovation isn't always a good thing. Here are four technologies that are worse than what they replaced.

Jason Knott · November 6, 2009

The world lives, eats and breathes for new technology. It’s what CE pros do every day.

The pursuit of technology is relentless. Everyone wants the latest in electronics, from flat panels to iPhones.

It’s great news for integrators because it means upgrades, upgrades, upgrades. But are some of those upgrades even worse than the previous technology?

A recent study revealed that in an effort to save fuel, trans-Atlantic freighters have cut their average speed to 10 knots. But cargo sailing ships from 100 years ago averaged 13 knots. A single modern container ship emits the same amount of pollution as 50 million cars. Is that better?

Here are four technologies that aren’t better than their predecessors. Can you think of any other dodo bird technologies out there?

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  About the Author

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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