In the same three days:
University of Texas scientists (the irony grows too thick, my friends) have come up with a fast, practical way to produces sheets of nanotubes. Transparent, electrically conductive sheets stronger than industrial steel -- I assure you, although you may believe this is just me geeking out, this is the Big One.
Bill over at DISC/ontent reminds us that as of 2006, VHS is quite literally dead. My VCR is officially legacy-tech.
However, the new "Low End Technology" column at Gizmodo reminds us the Discman refuses to go away.