JCC Things you miss about old, obsolete technologies.

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  1. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Magnets on CRT television screens. Good times.




    *Of course I busted the screen of my childhood TV that way, but oh well.
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  2. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    Manual "dodge and burning" and photography class in high school was definitely cool.
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  3. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    How about things you don't miss about old, obsolete technologies?

    I nominate watching a beloved movie, hearing the VCR make a weird sound, ejecting the movie, and the tape being stuck in the VCR and being completely destroyed as you pull it out.
  4. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    This is not a technology but I want to complain about something that has changed. How come they don't make opening songs for television shows anymore? How do people even figure out what a show is supposed to be about when all you get is a ten second title card? It's terrible.
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  5. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    Nothing will ever top those old 90's TGIF cheesy television themes.

    "What ever happened to predictability...?"
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  6. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    "It's a rare condition, this day and age..."
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  7. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    DAYS GO BYYYYYYYYYY



    I love you.
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  8. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    I remember when I was a youngster I used to always call sitcoms by my favorite character on the show.

    "Mom, is Urkel on tonight?"

    "What time does Bart come on?"
  9. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Ahhhhhhhh, Family Matters*. :)








    *though the show lost its way toward the end with mindless crap.
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  10. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Whoa, don't think I've ever seen the full version of that theme song before.
  11. tom Chosen One

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    i think wocky is drunk.
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  12. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    All of the TGIF theme songs have a full version that was significantly truncated for every episode but the pilot.
  13. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    On a somewhat related note, it's just plain unfair how good-looking John Stamos is.
  14. tom Chosen One

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    everyone is drunk.
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  15. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I wish I didn't watch so much Full House in the 90's, but oh well.
  16. tom Chosen One

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    why? all that full house has clearly made you a more well-rounded, morally sound person.
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  17. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    =P~
  18. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    I miss being able to slam the phone down on someone, instead of just clicking "talk". Doesn't have quite the same impact on a telemarketer.



    I have a combination DVD/VCR player. I also still have a flip phone -- I'd LOVE to have a smart phone, but I just can't afford it.
  19. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Fixed that for you. :p
  20. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I don't think I'd ever get a Smartphone unless I absolutely had to. I use my phone for one thing and one thing only and that's making and recieving calls. And a regular old flip phone is more than good enough for that.
  21. tom Chosen One

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    damn tunes, i really don't think so.
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  22. Havac Former Moderator

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    There are only three songs I have completely memorized. The national anthem, and the theme songs to Gilligan's Island and The Beverly Hillbillies.
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Driving to a ticketing outlet to get concert tickets at 9am on release day. None of this online nonsense where you cant pick your seats, battling crashed servers, VISA presales, handling and delivery fees etc.
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  24. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Going to Channel 3 to play video games.
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  25. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Video stores, where you could just walk in and stroll up and down the aisles looking at what was there before picking what you wanted to rent.