June 9, 2017 11:47 AM   Subscribe

Techmoan is a YouTube channel about old, weird, obsolete, kitschy, expensive, cheap, bizarre, and charming technology.
posted by overeducated_alligator (13 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I've been watching him for a couple of years.
Make sure you watch all the way the end for the snarky Muppets. (only on selected videos)
posted by Confess, Fletch at 12:07 PM on June 9, 2017

Yes! Love me some whingy Techmoan muppets. My favorite is "long-suffering wife," although "studio audience applause granddad" is great, too :)
posted by retronic at 12:09 PM on June 9, 2017

Long-time viewer as well. I cannot get enough of old tech.
posted by defenestration at 12:09 PM on June 9, 2017

And it's not just "hey here's some weird old thing I got on eBay", it usually comes with a ridiculous amount of supporting material.
posted by Kyol at 12:17 PM on June 9, 2017 [3 favorites]

I've seen a few of these, I think my favorite is the one about ludicrous early auto-reverse tape decks.

So much effort went in to engineering and constructing a solution to an extremely minor annoyance that only affluent First-world people were even in a position to experience.

Today we have $400 fruit mash tube squeezer machines and Uber for dogs. Plus ça change, I guess.
posted by Western Infidels at 12:38 PM on June 9, 2017

He just seems so charmingly...nice. He just does his thing, and isn't terribly shocking or anything.
posted by Samizdata at 12:51 PM on June 9, 2017 [2 favorites]

I've been watching this guy for months cause he pushes all my vintage tech buttons. I love how much of a nerd he is about what he reviews, but he's never shitty. Which, sadly, seems like a requirement to make YouTube videos.
posted by gc at 1:12 PM on June 9, 2017 [2 favorites]

I like his appropriately bleak and English explanation for how he (literally) lost his sense of taste:

For everyone wanting to know more about my lack of a sense of taste....it's not really relevant to this video but for some reason the condition seems to really interest people....but the short(er) answer is that it just faded away and won't be coming back. So enjoy trying different foods while you can because sometimes these things can just happen.

posted by Think_Long at 1:15 PM on June 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

I mean, seriously, I would love to grab a cuppa with him and just follow him around his digs.

(He just seems SO nice...)
posted by Samizdata at 1:49 PM on June 9, 2017

I love that channel! Tons of esoteric weirdness...
posted by ph00dz at 6:38 PM on June 9, 2017

He reminds me of the 8-bit Guy. 8-bit Guy covers older computer tech. Also, no puppets. But he's just as interesting.
posted by hot_monster at 7:06 PM on June 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

Yay for Techmoan! I'm a sucker for retro tech youtube channels and he's great at it -- comes up with all kinds of weird old stuff and his videos are always so thorough, the amount of research he does is staggering. Clint of Lazy Game Reviews also has an occasional series called Oddware that's kind of in the same wheelhouse about bizarre obsolete tech.
posted by dislegomena at 10:56 PM on June 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

I just discovered his channel over the weekend, and spent a good bit of the weekend watching videos. Definitely recommended.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 5:52 AM on June 12, 2017

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