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    Favourite piece of tech

    We have a number of display boards around the school with staff holding a copy of their favourite book (I went for "Mars" by Ben Bova). This gave our head of ICT an idea...

    He wants a display board in his room of ICT teachers and ICT techs holding their favourite peace of tech. I'm down to three choices...

    My iPhone
    I have an old Atari 2600 (actually I have a number of old/rare consoles, but this is the best for this)
    Source an Amiga 600 from somewhere

    Which one should I go for?

    and what would you choose as your favourite bit of tech to hold up, if asked?

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    as to which you should pick pass 2 of them seem decent candidates

    as to my favorite id say my kindle

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    I'm just grateful I don't have a favourite if I'm being honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    I'm just grateful I don't have a favourite if I'm being honest.
    Now that's what I call a cop out! So you'd have your picture taken either - holding nothing, or surrounded by gadgets...

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    Easy my 3D printers (cough I mean the schools)

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    My trusty Lenovo T60
    or my phone- showing my tuning app - invaluable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Now that's what I call a cop out! So you'd have your picture taken either - holding nothing, or surrounded by gadgets...
    No - wouldn't have it done at all.

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    Atari all the way.

    My current favourite tech atm would be my Nexus 4 followed by my Nexus 7.

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    With me it's gotta be my iPad. I'm welded to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    No - wouldn't have it done at all.
    Not really in keeping with the thread then?

    Ben

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    Which one is the one that inspired you the most? It's "favourite", not "best", after all. I'd go for my Amiga 500, as it's what set me down this rocky path of IT. Vastly superseded but will always hold a place in my heart, Amiga Power demo discs and AMOS Pro and all

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    So many to choose from, to list a few Xbox 360, Sony eReader, SKY HD Box, Logitech Squeezebox Boom...

    If we are talking all time tech its got to be the ZX80 as that got me into computers, but that wasnt mine it was borrowed

    So for current tech my Tassimo coffee machine - it helps me get up in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    and what would you choose as your favourite bit of tech to hold up, if asked?
    The Portal gun.

    Or the cosmic cube.

    [At no point did you say it had to be something real.]

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    If we talking all time favourite tech - it has to be my iPhone. I'm with @tech_guy - wielded to it! But, it seems a bit too modern/obvious for what they want to do. I like the idea of something where the kids look and say "whats that?".

    I think that's why it would be the Atari (nearly went for the Amstrad GX4000). If I could source an A600 quick enough, then that's probably been more influencial to my life - but the Atari is retro cool!
    @X-13, you might look a little silly attempting to pose with a non existent Portal Gun
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