How I retrieved 10-year-old photos from a classic BlackBerry Torch

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Today’s cherished technology is tomorrow’s useless artifact. Believe me, I know. I have drawers full of aging and defunct gadgets, some of which I once used every single day.

Now they sit, moldering in a plastic drawer, a Creative Labs pocket video camera next to an iPhone 3GS, a first-generation iPad under an old iPod nano.

Sometimes, I slip out a drawer and go back through once-useful technology and marvel at how far we’ve come – even just myself.

I started using Apple’s iPhone in 2011 with the iPhone 4 on Verizon (the first …