Earlier this month, "New York Magazine" ran a list of items that have become obsolete over the past ten years.
1. Answering machines
Yep, we still have one. It's currently not working since the power went out last week and no one wants to record a new message.
2. Lickable stamps
Thank goodness they don't have these anymore--and let me just plug self sealing envelopes while I'm at it. Love them.
3. Foldable maps
4. Cathode ray tube TV's
5. Incandescent light bulbs
7. Fax machines
Don't have one, never had one, and can't foresee ever getting one.
8. Hydrox cookies
We finally, finally, got rid of ours two years ago.
10. Floppy disks
11. Phone books
I have about four or five in the front closet, and yep, still use those too.
So fun when we were younger! And our kids loved them, too. But yeah, our Polaroid camera is long gone. Did you hear they have a modern version now, one that prints digital pics as you take them? I wonder how the quality is.
13. Bank deposit slips
I must really be old school because I always use bank slips--never the ATM for deposits. Surely, I can't be the only one.
14. Subway tokens
I don't live near a Subway, but it's so strange to go to DC and swipe a card now, ditto with Boston.
15. The Rolodex
It's currently sitting on the desk behind me.
How do you fare? Are you going into the 2010s completely modernized?