As much as we live in a quickly advancing tech world, there are still lots of
obsolete technologies that are used every day. LiveScience.com did a
round-up of some of them:
- Dial-Up Internet -- Four percent of U.S. adults still use a dial-up
modem to get online, which amounts to about 10 million people.
- Pagers-- Americans bought some 10,000 pagers in 2012.
- Dot Matrix Printers -- Americans bought just under 20,000 dot matrix
printers last year.
- PDAs-- There were 350,000 new PDAs sold in the U.S. in 2012.
- Pay Phones -- There are still 350,000 working pay phones in the U.S.,
which were used to place some 50 million calls last year.
- Blank VHS and Cassette Tapes -- There were 13 million blank VHS tapes
and cassettes sold in the U.S. in 2012.
- Landline phones -- 66 percent of Americans still have a landline, and
they bought 26.5 million landline phones last year.
- CRT TVs-- Americans bought 10,000 CRT tube TVs last year.
- Film -- American bought 35 million rolls of film in 2012.
- Windows 98 and 2000 -- Some 0.05 percent of American PC users are
still using Windows 98 or Windows 2000, which amounts to about 150,000 people.
- Fax Machines-- Americans bought 350,000 fax machines last year.
- Vinyl Records -- Not only are they still around, but they're making a
comeback. Americans bough 4.6 million vinyl records in 2012, up 17.7 percent
from a year earlier.