18 July 2012

Items we still use today

Charleston, S.C.
This is one of the finest houses on the battery. I like how the businessman in the suit dashed around the corner and landed smack dab in the middle of my photo.

In other news, here is a list labeled "outdated tech items we still used today."  I do still use a few of them. I always wear a watch although in my recent summer camp, not a single one of the teenagers had one on. They all used their cell phones. I still love my morning newspaper ritual even if I've already read the news online. That might be almost it for me.  I still had a VCR in the attic when I moved but got rid of it. How about y'all?

Outdated Tech items we still used today:
  1.  VCR
  2. Watches
  3. Non-Internet pornography
  4. Regular mail
  5. Movie rentals
  6. Nintendo
  7. Landline phone
  8. Newspapers
  9. Classified ads
  10. Discman
  11. Phone books
  12. Fax machines
  13. Maps
  14. Flip phones
  15. Standalone GPS units
  16. Non-flat TVs and monitors
  17. Film cameras
  18. Payphones/phone booths
  19. AOL email
  20. 1-900 numbers

13 comments:

Ryland Grace said...

7.Landline phone

For reasons I cannot figure out the people that built the house my family and live mounted the landline phone on the kitchen wall in the most odd place making it an eyesore. Right from the start I looked into moving it but that would have involved more work than it was worth.

We keep it strictly because it is on a seperate circuit and still working even after the rest of the house loses power. A fact that my in-laws learned the hard way in their home last summer.

brattcat said...

i still use about half of these. Some of the out-dated technology is still more advanced than what I'm currently using.

Anonymous said...

Like you, I love my newspaper in the morning... like you said, it's a ritual... coffee and the newspaper makes me smile... I still send cards and letters in the mail, I hope that never changes, its so much more personal I think... and I have to wear a watch... even though as I get older I can barely see it, I use it more for the date than the time. Since I'm home a lot I don't carry my cell phone everywhere I go... We do have one tv/dvd player that is of the "thick" variety, ha ha... use it in the room with the treadmill :) its only 13" so it's not super obnoxious looking.... ha... Oh, just caught another, we do rent movies using Redbox... can't beat $1.20, just rented THE KING'S SPEECH, great movie! Where did you find this list, ha ha, it's interesting!

Lowandslow said...

Absolutely beautiful home!

I still wear a watch (I have several), and use a FAX and maps. The rest of the list is ancient history as far as I'm concerned.

S

LeeAnne said...

That house used to belong to the Drayton family. It's always been one of my favorites. When I was working at Drayton Hall, I got to restore an old photo of Charlotta Drayton standing on the front steps (early 20th century). Every time I see that house I think of that photo.

I haven't worn a watch in years. I use regular mail for lots of things. I love my newspaper in the morning with coffee. I use a fax machine every day at work -- it's necessary. We don't have a landline anymore -- got tired of wrong numbers and telemarketers and we never used it. I've been known to break out the phone book now and then. We got a map just a few weeks ago on our way to a certain party in the country. My husband has a flip-phone (he calls it his old-man phone). We have never owned a stand-alone gps so that technology has apparently passed us by, although we recently have talked about buying one because the one in my smart-phone has been misbehaving lately. I use an AOL email address for facebook.

Anonymous said...

Regarding #3: Joan! You little tart! 8-)

Regarding all the electronic items... sure, we still use them... until they break... and we go to the store and find out they don't even MAKE them any more! Then we feel old, and cry, and buy whatever newfangled thing took its place.

- Marcheline-at-work

Charlestonjoan said...

I wish I had one of those phones in my kitchen. It used to make sense because the Missus could cook and talk while reaching as far as the cord would let her. I kept a corded phone for the same reason after Hugo. I meant to keep it when I moved but they plugged my land line into the back of the knology modem. They did promise it had a battery.

Charlestonjoan said...

Heheh. I might as well use a flip phone for all I do with it. I have a work blackberry but I'm not a phone chatty person.

Charlestonjoan said...

Amen...don't know when I will stop getting the paper. When it gets too expensive I suppose.

Love the King's Speech!

Charlestonjoan said...

I stopped using fax machines when I was able to scan and send files as a pdf email attachment. Lovely feature. For years I had a broken fax machine that could send but not receive. On the other hand I remember what a great advancement they were when they came out. Amazing!

Charlestonjoan said...

LeeAnne, it is one of my favorites. It looks a bit Asian to me.

I still wear a cheap timex with a second hand - old nursing habit.

Charlestonjoan said...

Nothin' like a good dirty book :)).

Pixel Peeper said...

Six years ago, before our last move, I got rid of several point-and-shoot film cameras. But I couldn't part with my film SLR. Just couldn't do it.

Not that I have used it or anything...