Rust in Peace : Things that disappeared in the last decade

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  1. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    End Online Things That Disappeared In The Last Decade


    hmmmm,
     
  2. Altercron

    Altercron Well-Known Member

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    Disappeared? I beg to differ

    Answering machines
    Lickable stamps
    Foldable Roadmaps
    Cathode Ray Tube Television
    Incandescent Light Bulbs
    Smoking in bars
    Fax Machines
    Floppy Disks
    Dignity
    Phone Books
    Subway Tokens
    Paying for porn
    Rolodex
    Polaroid Photos

    All of the red ones I can lay my hand on in my house right now. In fact we just got an answering machine a couple years ago. First one we've ever had.

    And you'll notice dignity and paying for porn are not red.

    Never had dignity, and the fact that I've never paid for porn is evidence fo that.
     
  3. Metal Soldier

    Metal Soldier The Robot

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    Lol dignity.

    Fax machines are still pretty commonly used in businesses. I know we use ours at work. As for answering machines, maybe separate boxes from phones, but most mid-high end phones have answering machines built it.
     
  4. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Haha, dignity :lol 

    Come to think of it, I still have my floppy diskettes around. And they still have foldable road maps.
     
  5. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    yea some of those I have in my house right now too
     
  6. Chaos Muffin

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    'Cassette Tape' was also in the list, but I still use them for sampling .
     
  7. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    I had a customer bitch at me today because we don't print phone books. I work for a cable company. We provide phone service but we're still a cable company. I can't believe there's people out there that still use them.
     
  8. Cyber-Kun

    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    I still like printed road maps better then Mapquest or googlemaps
     
  9. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm flattered that the writers thought I had dignity to begin with.
     
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    Answering machines - You can still buy these, integrated with phones
    Lickable stamps
    Foldable Roadmaps - You can still buy these
    Cathode Ray Tube Television - You can still buy these. They're small <20" TV's.
    Incandescent Light Bulbs - Nope, still around.
    Smoking in bars - You can in Nevada.
    Fax Machines - A lot of businesses still use them. Why? I dunno...
    Floppy Disks
    Dignity - LOL, so true.
    Phone Books - Still around. Why? No one really knows.
    Subway Tokens - Still around in some areas who haven't caught up to the 21st Century yet.
    Paying for porn - Say what now?
    Rolodex - Still see them for sale at Office Depot. They'll be there forever I think. :D 
    Polaroid Photos - The digital camera and photo-printers killed it.

    The list is flawed, as you can see. One thing they forgot to list was good customer service. That died out years ago.
     
  11. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    You can still get fax machines that are integrated into printers. My parents have a great one made by HP. Copies, faxes and prints and its wireless.
     
  12. Murasame

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    I cannot approve to the list except for floppy disks. But you can still buy them in stores, though I don't know anyone who's floppy disk drive still functions.

    OK and Rolodex. I never saw such thing in real life. Only in american movies.
     
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    How could they leave common sense off that list. It was the first to disappear.
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

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    Single player campaigns are getting slim in video games. All about multiplayer now
     
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    That list is garbage. My office gets tons of faxes every day. When you do business all over the planet, you gotta be flexible and able to receive lower tech stuff.

    And don't knock floppy disks. You can store Optimus Prime's entire personality on one!

    - Coeloptera
     
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    Not in video games in general. Mostly in games I don't care for either. I never play multiplayer.


    I receive a lot of faxes as well. I hate everony who sends me a fax. Mostly because there really is no point in sending me a fax instead of an email. And I hate working with stuff I cannot even highlight and copy to the clipboard.


    At the weekend I tried to find out the name and number of the gyros stall around the corner, because I did not want to go outside again and let them deliver my gyros and fries. It was sooo cumbersome... Mostly annyoing is, phonebooks lack that search box in the upper right corner :D  :D  But a minute of useless turning pages later, I prefered Google...
     
  17. Doug

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    How about Kodak Instamatic cameras and newspapers?
     
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    Fax machines gone?
    Someone tell Fun Publications!
     
  19. Rodentus prime

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    We still have phone books delivered in the UK but I have to admit that they're fairly useless as half the people you want to contact won't be in it.
     
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    The thread title and the title of the linked article are a bit misleading. The subtitle of the original article, which contains the actual list, is more accurate: They're looking at "everyday stuff rendered obsolete in the aughts". That's not saying these items have disappeared or that no one owns/uses them any more, just that they've been rendered obsolete by newer technology. That in mind, I think the list is mostly valid, although fax machines seem to be surprisingly prevalent for some reason still.
     

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