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Fast Forward: The Death of Moving Parts

While it's true that the passing of almost anything inspires grief, nobody is going to miss videotape. Or squeaky, power-hungry hard drives. Or film. Yes, with the advent of plunging flash memory prices and some technology breakthroughs, moving parts — in video cameras, server farms and any number of other devices - are on their way out. Here are some of the best of the new solid-state generation.