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Are There Certain Obsolete Technologies You Still Use?

 
Are There Certain Obsolete Technologies You Still Use?
Posted July 1st, 2013 @ 12:09pm

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.

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