Remember the wonder you felt the first time you used a mobile phone? Or the bewilderment of how many songs you could store on a CD? No? Then consider this a helpful nudge in the memory.
These are Relics of Time, an incredible still life photo series by award-winning photographer Jim Golden.
Documenting the downsizing and disappearance of once-vital tech, Golden's series acts as a visual museum exhibition to those gadgets we've lost in the name of technological progress. You can practically hear the whirr of the now-expired reel-to-reel tape deck and the rattle of the deeply flawed rotary phone.
"The seeds for the Relics of Technology project started when I found a brick cellphone at a thrift store in rural Oregon," explains Golden. "Since finding it, similar bits and pieces of old technology and media kept grabbing my attention. The fascination was equal parts nostalgia for the forms, and curiosity as to what had become of them."
It makes us wonder what we might well think of USB sticks and HD TVs thirty years from now - assuming we're not all part of the singularity and working for our new robot overlords.
(Images: ©Jim Golden 2014)