We are welcoming the year 2010 and expecting numerous kinds of gadgets, technology tools, and gizmos. However, we should look back and remember the disappearance of other series of things this decade.
HuffPostTech has given a list of 12 things that became out of date this decade.
People now prefer text messaging, BackBerry Messaging, Tweeting, Google Waving, and emailing to the traditional kinds of communication. Calling has been taken over by text messaging which becomes more and more popular.
Classified in Newspapers
Online advertising and widespread expansion of Craigslist have led to the reduction of published volume and advertising sales of newspaper publishers worldwide.
CDs and CD stores
People prefer digital music which is up-to date and can be downloaded online, thus leading to the gradual disappearance of CDs and CD stores.
Film and film cameras
Digital cameras on phones and computers show their more advantages in instantly and cheaply capturing memories than film cameras.
Dial up Internet
Dial up Internet became outdated this decade owing to its noise, slowness, and long wire.
Online and collaboratively-built Wikipedia has taken the place of Britannicas.
Yellow pages and address books
Thanks to smartphones and Internet, we do not have to turn each pages to find out addresses, telephone numbers on yellow pages and address books.
Wire is becoming the thing in the past. Wireless internet, wireless updating, wireless downloads, wireless charging, wireless headphones are now available.
Online messages instead of love letters, thank you notes, and invitations prove to be much more convenient and reasonable.
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