technostalgia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of techno- +‎ nostalgia

Noun[edit]

technostalgia (uncountable)

  1. Fond reminiscence of, or longing for, outdated technology.
    • 1997, Computerworld (volume 31, number 24, 16 June 1997)
      This isn't just technostalgia or a diatribe against what Nicholas Negroponte calls "digital obesity." The upbeat message is that the search for simplicity is a golden opportunity for IS managers.
    • 2006, David Bell, Science, technology and culture
      Technostalgia is about the ways in which, in the past, the future was imagined.