Walking through the stores of retailers from J. Crew to Target, it’s obvious marketers are more fascinated by mechanical gadgetry than digital devices. Is there really a need for wall clocks and mantle clocks anymore? Probably not, but it seems an increasing number of models with century-old design inspirations are available at Target. While not many film cameras are available, I spotted them being used as props in stores and here in this image on a photo frame for sale in Target. It seems we want “antiques” without condition issues and without looking for them. While on the topic, have you noticed how so many cell phone rings sound like old Bell labs phones? And there are more typewriters around now than when we actually needed them. If there was a way to make a laptop look like an old Corona, we would.