50 Things We Don’t Do Any More.

January 28, 2013 by 

50 Things We Don’t Do Anymore Due to Technology

A study conducted by Mozy last year found that technology is replacing many of the tasks that have been mainstays in our lives for years. When you consider the telecom industry, for example, when was the last time you looked something up in a phone book? Or used a phone book? Sure, they have 50 listings for party clowns for your 8-year-old’s birthday party, but isn’t it just faster to search online? Have you or your children ever called to hear “At the sound of the tone, the time will be 4:13 PM”? Technology is making life easier, faster, more accurate, and more personal. Take a stroll down memory lane with us and review 50 of the things we don’t do (or maybe have never done) thanks to technology.

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17 responses to “50 Things We Don’t Do Any More.

  1. I still do a few of these and want to re-start some. Air drying laundry, especially sheets, and writing more letters. I’m only 43, not old :0 but I have a cousin that I know would love a pen pal. She’s an English teacher. 🙂 Life has just gotten too technical. Don’t get me wrong I really enjoy the conveniences of all the modern doo-dads, I just feel I’ve lost something I want back. Just me rambling. 🙂


  2. I still do about 30% of these……..


  3. gg, funny, but i just counted and I still do 13 out of 50/ what ever % that is.
    True story, About 10 yrs ago my cousin who must have been around 25 at the time asked to use the phone and needed some privacy. Back then in the spare bedroom there was an old “Trimline Rotary phone”
    I walked by a few minutes later and he was just staring at it. He had no idea how to use it. LOL It’s always been push button for him.


  4. I still do about 15 of the 50. About the last one: Why should anyone stop going to yard sales? What does hi-tech have to do with yard sales?


    • Hey I didn’t make them up. Your right though that makes no sense.


    • I want to know what it has to do w/ washing clothes! And I do several of those things too, incl watching my rapidly dying VHS tapes in a bailing-wire-and bubble-gum, praying-it-still-works VCR. Ever try to replace one of those things lately?? Yeeaaahhh… I do keep a kind of journal as I read my Bible, writing down verses I like, observations, even questions and it’s amazing how many God will show me the answer a few days later. (Unfortunately that only works that fast w/ questions about what I’m reading, it usually takes me ’til AFTER to realize God answered a need!)

      Still miss lying on the floor of the hallway, my feet propped on the wall way above my head, talking to my best friend, (on the rotary dial, avocado green wall phone no less, can we say *serious* 70’s???), weaving the cord in and out through my fingers. Drove my Mother NUTZ – she HATED a twisted cord!! HAHAHA! Miss those simple days – who ever thought that it would ever become this difficult just to find a moment’s rest or peace? Disney in color, “Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea”, Lawrence Welk “a-one ana two…” *roll eyes* carnivals in the summer, bowling and skating in the winter, gas for 57 cents a gallon, (my hubby’s contribution! LOL) the country fair and getting in free under the fence, drinking warm wine and riding rides ’til we were sick as dogs! (Never touch sangria again!!) Cruising, Dairy Queen, hayrides and haunted houses. Saturday evening Mass and then skipping out w/ your friends afterwards. (Oooooh, my Momma hated that, but the priest vouched for us every time! We had been there!) Senior pranks and graduations. Yeah, those last golden easy days and we didn’t have a clue.


  5. hmm well without glasses i can’t tell whether i did those things or even still do those things


  6. With my guy serving in the sandbox, I write love notes everyday!

    I probably do about 10 other of those things too.


  7. In reading this my thoughts went back to the late 1950’s; every Friday night my Father (who just passed away) would sit at home to wait for my phone call from the movie theatre at 10:30 PM. Besides money for treats during the movie, I had an extra dime to call him to come pickup my friend and I to drive us home, so we didn’t have to walk home in the dark. How sweet the memory of making those calls, to always know he was there waiting to do something for me. And, how fun it was to use the pay phone. I was probably 12-13 years old. How great it was to know that Daddy was there, and he “had my back.” I wonder how kids today with all their gadgets and such high expectations will look back and view their life? Thanks for letting me share; I have not shed a tear over the passing of my father, but I find I have tears in my eyes as I write this.


  8. Well I have a laptop, iPad, iPhone and kindle but I still do 19 of these too. I love technology but still like writing out bills by hand, reading real newspapers and writing cards and letters. Memorizing phone numbers is one trait that I feel is also important. (:


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