Saturday, December 19, 2009

21 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade

PDAs, email accounts you have to pay for, dialup, getting film developed, pay phones, newspaper classifieds, landline phones (even 30-45% of the homeless have cell phones), etc. Link.


At 12/20/2009 12:11 AM, Anonymous Steve said...

Not all those things are obsolete but could become over the next 5 years.

At 12/20/2009 1:26 AM, Blogger Buce said...

Add: flash drives. And mounted dashboard GPS.

Do you still have a landline? Why?

At 12/20/2009 7:37 AM, Blogger bob wright said...

what is replacing the flash drive?

At 12/20/2009 10:51 AM, Blogger Buce said...

"what is replacing the flash drive?"

For me, cloud storage. Particularly (I was not paid to say this).

At 12/20/2009 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with eliminating pay-phones, especially in international airports, is HOW DO YOU CALL ANYONE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A LOCAL CELLPHONE?
I live in Mexico, and our cellphone only works here!

At 12/20/2009 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wristwatches and alarm clocks....most people I know use their cell phones to tell time and wake up.

At 12/20/2009 5:57 PM, Blogger bob wright said...

I would add

1. Pontiac
2. Saturn
3. Oldsmobile
4. Saab

At 12/20/2009 8:30 PM, Blogger KauaiMark said...

Hey! I still use my land line phone AND a wrist watch. I don't have to worry about battery life with the land line.

I don't have a cell phone. I share the wife's

At 12/21/2009 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Liberalism is slowly taking away the freedoms for which many have died.

At 12/22/2009 9:41 AM, Blogger Anon A. Mus said...

I still have a landline and no cell phone. I'm one of the last holdouts that finds it almost impossible to justify paying for a cellphone's crappy service, unacceptable instances of bad calls, tons of needless fees and taxes and the contracts for equipment that is obsoleted in a matters of weeks. So far, I've done quite well making use of Skype, Google Voice, land lines and my 3.5 cent/minute phone card. My total phone bill is $25 per month. I don't think cheap is going to be obsoleted just yet.

At 12/22/2009 11:21 AM, Anonymous John said...

"Do you still have a landline? Why?"

I have a landline that costs me less than $11/month. It's cheap. It never goes down. And I never have to recharge it. Landlines are gradually going to go away, but they're not gone yet.

I'm not so sure about flash drives either. There's still a need for portable media that isn't dependent on an internet connection. I never go out of the house without a flash drive in my pocket, and I know quite a few people who do the same.


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