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Originally posted by havok
#13 or...wait semper did that one.
#14. Pagers - No one seems to know what happened to these cool little vibrators lately. About the year 2003, they all but vanished. You might find one in a hospital from Birgdteeteville, Kentucky, but I doubt it.
#15. ARCADES! - Since the mass implementation of home-console entertainment systems in the 90's. Arcades have vanished too!
---oh I love arcades. Well, I used to when they were in my mall. Now, you have to goto Dave & Busters to pay $5 a game. Sweet. [/sarcasm]
Back in the 90's arcades were the place to be. All the newest games were there and the competition between players was fierce!
[edit on 27-12-2009 by havok]
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
I have to say I agree with the majority of your list, tothetenthpower.
A few other things that are obsolete, as far as I see, or almost.
1) An Honest politician - Almost extinct, unless you've found a Do-Do lately.
2) Common sense - Basic human thought of how things work.
3) Real intelligence - Based on unbiased thoughts, without looking something up online, lack of knowledge of history falls into that category as well.
My use of Wikipedia for references on ATS, is for everyone else, not me, I'm accessing my brain to remember everything I studied throughout my life, so everyone else can look into the reference links below the original article.
4) Person to person connections - Real connections, like going to a friends house, and spending quality time, instead of the false connectivity of electronics.
5) Real service - Food service, Service Stations, almost any other part of the service industry.
6) Maps - Everyone is now relying on Tom-Tom or some other generic G.P.S. device.
7) Real communication skills - Slang, E-Talk (LOL, OMG, WTF), lack of content, context, and intent within language, and Ebonics have taken over.
8) Common courtesy - Rarely do I see a man hold a door for a woman anymore, it happens, but it is not common as it once used to be.
9) Opening doors - At almost any corporate chain, the electronic eye has separated you from opening their door, and the Wal-Mart greeter is a senior there to make you feel welcome.
The hotel doorman is almost extinct as well.
10) Actual street skills - People have become so "connected" via the online world, they have lost street skills, unless they are an idiot thug, gang banger, or drug-using punk.
Don't know anyone here on ATS who has street skills, but I do, so if you, great, teach it to someone so the skills are not lost on a "connectivity" world.
11) Actual and real pay - The generic paycheck, with a 5 cent, or 10 cent raise, lack of corporate loyalty to you when you're loyal to them.
12) The Family Unit - Nowadays, the family unit is dieing not because of a lack of effort, but because of the false electronic "connectivty", the downfall of the family unit through lack of real leadership, ethics, morals, and real beliefs are slowly following as well.
13) Cook books - So much more people are not breaking out Betty Crocker cook books, but instead the ready-made cake-in-a-box, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, or some other generic food.
The art of cooking is being lost, and instead watching it on televsion on "Reality TV".
The are actually cooking a meal through growing your own vegetable, and making a meal from the from scratch recipe.
14) Living life - American Idol, "Reality TV", "Big Brother", "The Real World", and sit-coms instead of breaking out a board game of Monolopy, Sorry, or Life.
Long dieing are hiking, mountain climbing, exploring the world for yourself.
[edit on 27-12-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
Analog recording and playback (a la vinyl or acetate) is as real sounding as anything you'll ever hear. That's what we gave up for digital.
We were sold on perfect recording and reproduction and got the lifeless crap we have today.
Digital broadcast television is even more of a scam. I was at a restaurant watching a football game this evening and the atmospheric interference made the program impossible to watch. With an analog signal, there would have only been some static in the picture. With digital it's a complete break up into a pixelated mess and an intermittent dark screen.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
So let's count down what Huffington Post things are the 12 most obsolete things of the decade.
#11--Wires---eh???? wires have deffo not become obsolete, what a bizarre claim!