Going.. going..gone……10 technologies that are almost obsolete
1.Typewriter.. I always have a soft corner for the typewriter because we had 3 at home – 2 Facit typewriters and a Godrej one. I learned to type on a typewriter. After the simple typewriter came an electric one, an electronic typewriter and then the computer has now made the typewriter a thing of the past.
2.Pager.. When I came to Singapore in 1994, the pager was everywhere and you could hear beeps and nice tones. But today you hardly see a pager in use.
3.Cassette tape recorder: Today we hardly use the cassette tape. In the early 1990s there was a steep decline in cassette tape use.
4.Walkman: The Sony walkman was introduced in 1979 and was very popular in those times. 1986 marked the farewell of the walkman and Sony introduced the discman
5.Floppy disc/floppy drive: Today most computers come only with dvd players and recorders and the familiar 3.5” floppy drive is hardly in use
6.Video cassette player/video cassette: The VHS format has lost use with the advent of DVD/VCD players
7.Film camera: Today it is difficult to find film cameras and photo studios that clear pictures taken using film. Cameras have all gone digital.
8.Laser disc player: The laser disc which was popular in the 1990s became officialy obsolete in 2009 with Pioneer announcing the cessation of production.
9.CRT monitor: Flat screen monitors have replaced the CRTs and almost everywhere you see only LCD/LED/Plasma monitors.
10. Zip drive: This drive had a very short life cycle and with the advent of compact discs the usage significantly dropped.