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Things We No Longer Do Because of Technology

With technology touching every part of our lives, we no longer do simple things like writing ‘thank you’ notes, looking up a phone number in an address book or numerous other activities.

These activities had the essence of simplicity of life, but today we no longer practice them, as technology has invaded our fast-paced lives.

We have chosen a list of activities that many people no longer do on a daily or frequent basis. You may feel these activities have enriched your life or you may feel that you would like to go back to the ‘good ol’ days’!


 ‘Comment’ below and tell us if you still engage in any of these activities?

  1. Make photo albums
  2. Have a CD collection
  3. Pay bills at the counter
  4. Call the 24-hr operator to know the exact time
  5. Call a theater to get accurate movie show times
  6. Record your favorite programs using a VHS recorder
  7. Preserve paper clippings
  8. Own an encyclopedia
  9. Use public phone booth
  10. Remember to take cash when going out
  11. Gift books
  12. Develop a film for photographs
  13. Play Scrabble
  14. Use telephone landlines
  15. Pay by check
  16. Carry plenty of change
  17. Write ‘Thank You’ notes
  18. Visit a travel agent
  19. Use a telephone directory
  20. Carry a notepad and pen
  21. Carry portable cassette players and cassettes
  22. Check a map before or during a journey
  23. Remember phone numbers
  24. Make mix tapes of your favorite music
  25. Send handwritten letters
  26. Own an analogue radio
  27. Alarm clock
  28. Watch TV shows at the time they are broadcast
  29. Buy flowers from a florist
  30. Buy newspapers
  31. Have a newspaper delivered at your door
  32. Keep printed bills and card statements

Comment Below…



4 Responses to Things We No Longer Do Because of Technology

  1. Sue von Zwehl January 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    I still gift books. Children should be gifted something to wear, something they want and something to read. And although I mostly read on my Kindle I asked for a specific book this year. And got it!

    • Lynn Cressy January 21, 2017 at 10:44 am #

      Good for you! Thanks for your comment and have a good day!

  2. DARLENE February 14, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    I remember making sure we had a dime in our shoe for an emergency call while on a date. Dad made sure about that dime.

    • Lynn Cressy February 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      That’s a great one to add to our list of things we no longer do! Thanks for the comment.

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