Thought I would compile a list of things that are just about or soon will be obsolete. The world is changing so rapidly and for older folks like myself it is difficult to keep up. I probably left off lots of items on my list so feel free to make up your own. My list is presented in no particular order.
Since I personally don't care for jewelry I haven't worn a watch in years. Frankly, with all of the electronic gadgets people carry around with them today I am surprised to see as many watches as I do..
It seems like yesterday when fax machines were introduced but yesterday was more than 20 years ago. I remember being totally amazed when I saw what they were capable of doing. They'll be around for a while long but will probably be obsolete by 2015.
While I do pay many of my bills online I still write more checks than most. I have never used a debit card. Old habits die hard I imagine within a decades paper checks will probably be a thing of the past. I read recently that most people under the age of 30 have never written a check. That seems uncomprehensible to me.
As far as I am concerned Network TV has been so bad for so long that I simply don't even think of it anymore. I have not watched a series on a major network on a regular basis for years. There are so many options available today. In a way it is sad because there are very few share experiences anymore.
Considerably less important than it was just a few years ago. Isn't it odd that as phone books become obsolete we now get several each year from different companies. Still a good thing to have around the house but I find we refer to it less and less.
Looks like compact discs will follow casette tapes and vinyl records to the graveyard. Too bad. Downloading MP3's may be a lot cheaper but I will miss the packaging, liner notes etc. It's just not the same.
I talk to more and more people all the time who carry very little cash. And just the other day I heard that many parents now give their kids allowance on a debit card. I guess the hand-writing is on the wall....
There are still lots of them around and we seem to get them all but catalogs are extremely expensive to produce and mail. Online ordering really is the way to go and I actually enjoy it just as much as thumbing through a catalog.
This really upsets me because this technology is still relatively new and I like to have the physical product in hand. My wife and I have been busy building a collection of classic films but the trend is unmistakable here.
Just read an interesting piece the other day that Rhode Island and New Jersey lag behind the rest of the nation in ditching their land line home phones. I can relate. We still have ours and I have no plans to get rid of it anytime soon.
I guess I would qualify as a frustrated writer. My work requires very little writing and so since 1999 I have been writing reviews on non-fiction books and anthology CD's on amazon.com. I never could … more