Hmm for me and my country...
1. eh what exactly is 'calling'?.. if you mean texting made voice communication obsolete... give me a human voice with emotion and personality over
some arbitrary langauge and communication destrooying rubbish text speak any day. Texting... the great destroyer of civilization of the 21st
2. Still around
3. Still around, given we have an expensive slow capped adsl system in my country dial-up is still a viable option if you just want to do bog standard
net stuff and ample people still have dial-up plans simply for that.
4. Sure the Net is big but it doesnt have everything on it, also try finding info on older material sometimes on the net... its almost non existent
for some subjects, thats where an old encyclopedia comes in real handy... unfortunately in todays society anything that didnt come out tomorrow is
considered useless and pointless... the net aint gonna be there all the time
written material is like gold, store it and protect it, since you
never know what might happen tomorrow.
5. Ill give you that, but they're still an option.
6. In America maybe (i know my cousins in the states say cellphones are cheaper than landlines over there) but my country still has a solid landlines
system, i dont use nor have a cellphone, landlines never run out of power, they cost less (in my country) and you dont have to carry around high
powered receiver next to your rod and tackle. Also... if im out, they cant get me, landlines give you at least a bit of privacy and quite time when
you want it, humans are to damned dependent on those little boxs they carry around with em... heck my sisters go to pieces when they cant use theirs.
Sick really... im Cellphone independent
7. Give me a good video cam over some digital any day, sure the digitals have merits like large storage size and the like but the video is alot more
solid to me, id rather have my memories on a more secure and safer medium, not one that if I pass a large electrical source I might erase the special
moments. Once prices drop enough and HD becomes the norm, Ill then agree.
8. Still have em in my country
9. Still as prolific as ever...
10. Thank goodness, hated em.
11. yeah... ok, somehow i dont think so, unless im not thinking of the right type of 'wire'
12. Maybe... if you dont count the huge number of people who still write physical letters in the world... not to mention its nicer and more personal
to receive a letter than a email. Oh for the yester years of penmanship where a good handwriting style was something to be admired for... can people
even write these days?
To me all those things where made obsolete this decade, however none of them ARE obsolete... if that makes sense.
[edit on 27-12-2009 by BigfootNZ]