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12 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade (PHOTOS)

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posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 07:26 PM
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Anything that still works is not entirely obsolete. It might not be the best option, but somewhere someone is using it and getting along fine.




posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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i could make case for all of those still existing, but yes, in quirkiness. i have fax and until i blew gasket at vonage- still used it. all-in-one printer type. need for disability services and lawyer. have cds dvds vhs annnnnnnnnnnnd *gasp!* vinyl
!!! but- i'm an archivist of sorts. i also know how to make paper and have equipment, teaching boy. runs in family- respect folr how to do stuff- my dad has jis grandaddys woodcraft tools, even foot-turned? lathe. ya see, when the pizza hits the fan... ain't gonna be no walmart ahrterr the looters, lol. i also still write letters to people and send em snailmail or with someone goiun that way... my dad has landline n dialup, refuses broadband/cell



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 08:55 PM
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It's too easy for revisionist historians to mess everything up online.


Can you say Wikipedia?
It scares me that I know people have written papers based off of the information they got from that website. Don't get me wrong, it's a great site, I use it sometimes, but not everything on it is accurate information, you know?



posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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#7 I want to say isn't as obsolete as they make it out to be.


There is no camera that can compare to the quality of film. I've been shooting with both film and digital for 4 years and I can most certainly see the difference.


However, photoshop allows hack photographers to make their digital prints look like film.

eh.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 12:00 AM
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reply to post by tothetenthpower
 


most things on that list aren't obsolete... they've just seen more convenient and advanced alternatives pop up

people still use film widely... cds are anything but obsolete... you get the idea

[edit on 29-12-2009 by cjhahaha]



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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Originally posted by piddles
#7 I want to say isn't as obsolete as they make it out to be.


There is no camera that can compare to the quality of film. I've been shooting with both film and digital for 4 years and I can most certainly see the difference.


However, photoshop allows hack photographers to make their digital prints look like film.

eh.


agreed to a point...

digital is more convenient and more accessible than film. And although the quality may differ it's hard to say whether it's better or worse... I guess it depends on what you are looking for in a particular photo. There are settings where I would want to shoot on film, and others where my dslr would prove more effective. And you have to keep in mind doing your own prints off film can be a lengthy and costly process



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 03:33 AM
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FREEDOM ... nuff' said.

CASH.. The paper your money is printed on.. good kindling, however. GOLD will never become obsolete.

SLEEP... do you have time anymore???

WIRELESS???

HA??
Do you know what kind of wireless communication we have been using for longer than 100 hundred years and we will use after mutually assured destruction. SMOKE SIGNALS..
Native Americans had this LONG before any modern wireless systems.... ancient torch towers too
hmmm.... Pony express?? mail, balloons, messages in a bottle, ummm all WIRELESS.

Sorry. im being cynical and a smart butt this late in 2009.

I also kinda see the "replacement" of Pay phones with internet cafe's and wifi spots. Its all communication period. Its not an end to the payphone, just a rebirth into another means of communication.

ANOTHER BIG ONE. DATA STORAGE... specifically hard drives in personal devices. We are reaching the data cap for storage within all known and currently viable mediums of storage in regards to hard drives for the masses.



What Comes After Hard Drives?


www.physorg.com...



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by maybee
We always have a land line, push-button phone plugged in and keep a yellow pages directory around. During electrical outages, we usually still have phone service. During a bad storm last summer, electricity was off 3 days and cell phone batteries were low, but we still had the old land line. Also, still keep stationery, greeting cards, envelopes and stamps.


There was nice little 'hardware hack' I saw, probably on instructables, you can actually draw a useful voltage from the land line
There was even a circuit diagram so you could make up a simple circuit that allowed the calls to still happen - they were using it as a light source, LED reading lamp I think... No reason that couldn't charge you mobile or other things - it prob wont run a laptop though, can't remember how much power you actually get - and I also think it was the American land line system - the brit and others may be different... I'll poke around later for details and edit I think



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by GrOuNd_ZeRo
 


Jones Soda my frien.

Still original Cane Sugar, with a fortune under every cap!

I don't know if you can get them in the states but here in Canada it's very popular.

~Keeper


Little store up the street sells it, quite a few flavors, and its good stuff!



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by Now_Then

Originally posted by maybee
We always have a land line, push-button phone plugged in and keep a yellow pages directory around. During electrical outages, we usually still have phone service. During a bad storm last summer, electricity was off 3 days and cell phone batteries were low, but we still had the old land line. Also, still keep stationery, greeting cards, envelopes and stamps.


There was nice little 'hardware hack' I saw, probably on instructables, you can actually draw a useful voltage from the land line
There was even a circuit diagram so you could make up a simple circuit that allowed the calls to still happen - they were using it as a light source, LED reading lamp I think... No reason that couldn't charge you mobile or other things - it prob wont run a laptop though, can't remember how much power you actually get - and I also think it was the American land line system - the brit and others may be different... I'll poke around later for details and edit I think


Depending on your entry cable length and voltage drop, you can get around 70 volts.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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1.) Board Games - replaced by internet gaming (then you get defeated by hacks)

2.) Hip Hop (art of emcee'ing and true expression) - replaced by corporatism, and cultural imperialism. the name stayed the same but that just goes with the corrupt tendencies of the last decade, too.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by Seiko
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Yes it's pretty sad they're gone. I read the article earlier on huffington post and I think "landlines" covers that base.

The interesting thing about a lot of these items is their connection. If one did want to fear an nwo that could ata minute cut off almost all information and social connections, I'd say we're well on our way to allowing that to happen.

Call me paranoid, but that's what the article made me think of.

Yes you are paranoid. The so called obselete stuff has merely been replaced with modern technological improvements that people want and use. Absolutely naff all to do with NWO simply "the digital age".



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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Excellent thread, starred and flagged!

I still make phone calls, listen to CDs, get catalogues, read encyclopedias, use the Yellow Pages and have an address book, and my house still has a corded land line!

I guess I'm outdated.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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CD's are still being used by the record companies selling Music. Sure they'll go out of fashion eventually but i think they will still keep going strong for a while. i mean music on a CD is still being bought. Sure not as much as it used to, but it still is...



posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
So let's count down what Huffington Post things are the 12 most obsolete things of the decade.


#1--Calling

#2--Classifieds In Newspapers

#3--Dial Up Internet

#4--Encyclopedias

#5--CD's

#6--Landline Phones

#7--Film (And Film Cameras)

#8--Yellow Pages And Address Books

#9--Catalogs

#10--Fax Machines

#11--Wires

#12--Hand-Written Letters


Source (Descriptions of each list item found at source).

Well other than the questionable tag lines from #10 and #6, I pretty much agree that these things are obsolete although I think some of them should not be. I think hand written letters to be a very important thing, along with Encyclopedias. It's too easy for revisionist historians to mess everything up online.

Thoughts?

Any other things that have become obsolete?

~Keeper

 


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[edit on 12/27/2009 by AshleyD]


1: still use it
4: wish I had a set
5: burned one today
6: still use one
8: i wish the phone company was aware that they are obsolete.
10: use mine at least every other week
11: prefer them over wireless

A lot there that is not obsolete as far as I am concerned.



posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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MTV living up to it's name of being music television and Sega making consoles.

[edit on 30-12-2009 by technical difficulties]



posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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I disagree with these.


#1--Calling- I could have been fooled but it seems like I see people talking on cell phones all the time

#6--Landline Phones- Landline phone sales are a huge part of the buisness model for the cable companies and have been a giant source of revenue and growth over the last 3 years. Comcast for instance was able to have enough cash flow for the NBC deal because of its home phone.

#9--Catalogs - Please stop sending them to my house then. Maybe my wife will stop buying things.

#10--Fax Machines- What business is 100% e-fax?

#11--Wires- You have got to be kidding me on this one. Cellphone headsets its about the only big thing that is sold without wires over its wired variety that I can think of. Even a wired mouse probably sells better then a wireless because of batter life.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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I highly agree, was fun though but going forward I do so look forward to the new decade!



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 03:39 AM
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#172 - organized religion


#173 - roll down car windows


#174 - beta max porn


#175 - manners


#176 - parachute pants


#177 - cod peices


#178 - CB radios


#179 - savings accounts


#180 - women who know how to cook



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
Pay Phones

I remember using them, but now it is almost impossible to find one.

I'm not sure if they are even being made anymore.

Semper



I have no problem finding them... they are all over this state and over into oregon as well.... even found some in cody , wyoming




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