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Useless and outdated technology

 5:34 pm on Dec 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

The scroll lock key. WTH, 20 years I've never used it.

Thermal fax paper. Remember that?

Dot matrix printers.



 9:46 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

oh wait...

5 more years...2012 will have passed by then...

so nothing should be left....

(oops... thats a whole 'nuther conversation)


 12:22 am on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

In order of bugging me regularly:
  • IE6
  • IE7
  • Windows
  • Office
  • IE8

What a nice world we'd have if these were never made, or at least not used anymore.

I do put my money where my mouth is: I don't use windows or IE unless to test my own websites. I'm waiting for the rest of the world to see the light, but it might take a while.
Office: I wish I'd be able to rid myself off it, but the rest of the world really is resisting for all they can.

Obsolete technology not used anymore:

  • Floppies: Recently found one in a closet with my MSc thesis on it. Guess I'll not get to read it anymore (even if it's laid out in Ventura and hence I could still read the SGML).
  • ...


 6:48 pm on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

but I did have some 33 1/3...just 'for the record' :)"

I miss the album cover art. That was an important part of the whole purchasing experience at the record store.

I was in an HMV last christmas, there was nobody in there under 25 and the store was packed. The younger generation has no clue about going to a store to purchase music. Which does have its benefit. ... .

useless and outdated:

- the pretentious, always hipper than you, record store employee


 9:39 am on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I miss the album cover art. That was an important part of the whole purchasing experience at the record store.

It is still important to me...I download very little music myself. I do prefer to have the physical formats, with cover art and sleeve notes. Most of my music is on CDs these days, but I do have some vinyl and cassettes tucked away somewhere!


 4:11 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

To be fair to MS Exel is pretty good.

Funny how the consensus here seems to be that we want Google dethroned in search, and MS to lose its grip on OSes and office suites.


 4:15 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

With power comes responsibility or something. MS has abused it's power on the OS side, to the consumer's detriment. And now Google's starting to abuse it's power on the search side of things.

Either one's fine if they stick to their knitting.


 7:33 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

hopefully gone in 5 years (maybe not all technology based):

gas powered vehicles.


 6:34 pm on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

@wheel. I agree, but hoping that MS Bing will rescue us from Google looks like positive wish to go from teh frying pan to the fire.

This discussion has been useful. Its quite true that I never use the scroll lock key - so I have set it as the short cut key for Krunner (a Linux app starter/general keyboard shortcut tool, a bit like Quicksilver on MacOS) instead of the default alt-F2.


 3:22 am on Dec 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

A scroll wheel! gone!

Imagine just snaping it to see each ad!......

Oh ye and that 1973 Datsun from the backyard.

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