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JCC Things you miss about old, obsolete technologies.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Guy, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can totally see you sniffing every new thing that got bought into your house.
     
  2. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    It's just that I can remember that smell to this very day, like the new plastic smell my He-Man and Skeletor figures gave off the Christmas morning I got them. It's probably due to how your sense of smell is stronger when you're young.
     
  3. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Or putting it down on a receiver.

    Plus it makes suspense movies lame now that people have to lose their cellphones in illogical ways.
     
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  4. tom

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    i miss that first time you'd flip though your photos after you picked them up from the drug store, not knowing what you'd get or if any would be any good.
     
  5. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I liked sending in a roll of film that had taken months to finish, having long forgotten what the first pictures were.
     
  6. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I miss pressing the big orange button on the cord-attached remote of our family slide projector to flip through old holiday slides in a darkened room.
     
  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I missing naming all of my various VHS mix tapes from back in the day... none of the names weren't particular clever or funny, but still.
     
  8. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I miss the thick plasticky smell of my old Nintendo 64. :) Instantly takes me back to my childhood home. Speaking of smells, whenever I smell gasoline, I'm reminded of Iran. Tehran smells like gasoline.

    I miss the days before Wikipedia, IMDB and Google. Remember before when you were wondering about something for a long time, sometimes something scientific about how some specific thing works, or sometimes just trivial things about some actor or something. And you'd forget about it and it would stay in the back of your mind, until suddenly one day by coincidence you're flipping through channels on the tv and you happen to come across a documentary that reveals that thing you were wondering and you'd go "aaaaahh, I've been wondering about that!" Serendipitous. I miss that. Nowadays,whatever you want to know, Google it, in 30 seconds you know. Where's the thrill in that? :p
     
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  9. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's old, but not quite(almost) obsolete, but I love Nextel Motorola phones. We still have them and not only do you have the advantage of a full signal in the middle of nowhere ( it's what emergency responders use) I like the idea of being able to drop my phone on the ground or in the water and not care.
     
  10. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Remembering new phone numbers. I used to be able to dial the most essential ones from memory. Since owning my first cell phone I haven't remembered a single one. The old ones are still instantly available, though.
     
  11. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    nobody runs anybody through anymore. 'cept me.
     
  12. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You can still do that.
     
  13. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    This... totally this. My phone died earlier this year, and I didn't have most of the numbers written down, so I had to get all phone numbers again. My own damn fault, and I now keep a list again, like I used to back in the day. Technology makes us dumb and lazy. :p
     
  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    So I can blame that on new technology? I totally blamed it on turning 40. :p
     
  15. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    There are people here who had the Atari 2600 as their first gaming console. Compared to that, or even the NES/Sega Master System, PS1 was the future we all dreamed of!
     
  16. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    I miss Star Wars movies not being ****.
     
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  17. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    As annoying as it was, I do miss the 56k modem dialing up.
     
  18. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    You guys are nuts... I don't miss dial up at all.
     
  19. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i think he just misses the sound. must be a dubstep fan.
     
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  20. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    I miss having cellular phones that didn't break if you so much as looked at them wrong.
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    For those who miss the noise of dial-up modems....

     
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  22. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    There's only one thing about dial up that I miss... AOL promotional discs. I'd do their 90 day promotion, call to cancel, and end up getting two more months free. It went on like that for, like, two years--I didn't pay one cent for internet.
     
  23. Pyrus

    Pyrus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    And you never lacked coasters.
     
  24. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    Being overjoyed when you found a spot where the light for your Game Boy was just perfect.
     
  25. Platelet

    Platelet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Being chosen to click the button that advanced the slides on my parents' slide projector.

    Also, film negatives. They looked creepy, yet cool.