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Outdated technologies you haven't used

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SS-18 ICBM, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Zamphyr

    Zamphyr Master of the Pan Flute

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    Sliderule 10
     
  2. PeteAtoms

    PeteAtoms FormulaRandom

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    Dial up internet
    A landline phone
    a typewriter
    a cd player
    the library
    a fax machine
     
  3. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Libraries aren't that outdated. And a landline is still important. And you reminded me of dial-up internet. I can still hear the modem sounds. :lol:
     
  4. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Well let's cover the things mentioned.

    8-Tracks: First car had an 8-track player and I had quite a collection
    Pagers: Yep, did that
    Dial-up internet: Yep
    Typewrite: Own one now
    Snail mail: daily
    The wheel: ???
    Sliderule: Yep
    Laserdisc: Yep
    LPs: Yep

    Bigfoot got me with the wigwam and Bugfatty got me with the arquebus.

    I've never used a punch card computer program.
     
  5. Annex

    Annex Tyranny and Mutation

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    Hell, Ive only seen the original Star Wars movies on my father's laserdiscs.

    And he still has em buried away in a closet somewhere.
     
  6. PeteAtoms

    PeteAtoms FormulaRandom

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    cameras that aren't digital. I have only used a camera with film a handful of times.
     
  7. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

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    I've never used a fax machine.
     
  8. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Fax machines aren't outdated. They're used all the time.
     
  9. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

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    Really? 'Cause I haven't seen any since the nineties.
     
  10. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Take a look at the next multifunction printer you see. There you go. Fax machine. :)
     
  11. Onionsoilder

    Onionsoilder Reaver

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    Television. We have something called teh internetz naough!

    In all seriousness, I would have to say the halberd. Not to say I don't want one though...
     
  12. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

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    No, that doesn't count unless there's a phone attached. It's a rule. :p
     
  13. amadeus

    amadeus Techbrophobe

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    I've never used a mimeograph or ditto machine, I've never ridden in a cable car or a train for any meaningful distance, and I don't have a record player.
     
  14. eastsidebagel

    eastsidebagel Deity

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    I don't ride a bicycle or a skateboard anymore, nowadays me got car.
     
  15. Death_Machine

    Death_Machine Slaytanic Warrior

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    You're never too old to bike or skate. :crazyeye:
     
  16. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Mine at work AND home are attached. :)
     
  17. eastsidebagel

    eastsidebagel Deity

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    You know who made me giving up skating? Bam Margera and his possy!:mad:
    It used to be cool to skate in the old days but it's nowadays a joke for me.
     
  18. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Faxes are obsolete V, they still make them because old guys are stuck in their old ways.
     
  19. PeteAtoms

    PeteAtoms FormulaRandom

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    telegraphs
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    steam powered vehicles
    obsidian tools
    non-digital stopwatch
    muskets
     
  20. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    I hate sounding too young, but lolwut? :lol:

    I mean, I've seen them, but I can't imagine using one.
    (Yes, I can read non-digital clocks)
     

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