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  • Technology that has died since the year 2000

    The following technology was commonplace in the year 2000 but is now obsolete or extinct.

    Cathode ray tubes
    VHS video recorders
    Teletext and NICAM sound
    The Walkman, Discman, and ghetto blaster
    Incandescent light bulbs
    Floppy drives
    Parallel ports on PCs
    Various parallel port peripherals for PCs
    The PCI bus
    The IDE interface for hard drives
    Thin ethernet with co-ax cables
    Modems
    Fax machines
    Sunroofs on cars
    Thumb shifters on kids mountain bikes
    Slam door trains in the south of England
    Credit and debit cards with magnetic strips
    Card swipes in POS terminals for credit and debit cards with magnetic strips

    Any others?

  • #2
    Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

    AV equipment with RF modulators

    Pagers, not that they ever caught on much in the UK.

    CB radios, apart from some dedicated users.

    Minidiscs

    Pocket TVs (unless you can get digital ones!)

    Open platform buses

    Dial up internet connections
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    • #3
      Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

      Dat
      Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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      • #4
        Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

        I had dial-up from 1999 to 2012.

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        • #5
          Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

          Yes when my bro first got his computer it was dial up.
          This was around 1998.
          By 2001 he no longer had it.
          FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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          • #6
            Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

            I had dialup at home from 1998 to 2005, when my parents got broadband.
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            • #7
              Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

              Fax machines

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              • #8
                Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                The company I work for still has a fax machine, but I don't know if it gets much use.

                There was a push in the early 1990s to get them into domestic use, & offering services such as being able to get information printed out by simply dialling a number & paying the call charge.

                The internet was a more practical way to this kind of thing.
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                • #9
                  Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                  Are there any working postage stamp vending machines attached to the side of pillar boxes? There were around in the 1990s but I haven't encountered one for over 10 years now.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                    I've not seen one for many years, not every post office has a stamp dispenser these days.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                      Wow thats a blast from the past.
                      Im not sure ive ever seen or remember vending machines attached to pillar boxes givin out stamps.

                      Well ive not seen any in the last 20 yrs that i can remember.


                      Originally posted by arran View Post
                      are there any working postage stamp vending machines attached to the side of pillar boxes? There were around in the 1990s but i haven't encountered one for over 10 years now.
                      FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                      • #12
                        Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                        Those brief case mobile phones lol
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                        Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                          There was a mechanical stamp vending machine attached to a pillar box on a local housing estate in 1999/2000. I think it was still working then but it has since been removed. Around the same time there were also electronic machines inset into walls outside post offices. In London I have encountered a few post boxes with inbuilt stamp machines at the back. None of them were functioning even back in the 1990s.

                          http://www.cvphm.org.uk/SVM.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                            Proper one-armed bandits...

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                            Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

                              I can vaguely remember fruit machines with a CRT showing images of the reels instead of it having moving reels but this goes back to CRT applications.

                              CRT displays were also commonly used at train stations but have since been replaced by flat panel displays. Are there any train stations that still have the mechanical 'flapper board' displays for the train times and destinations?

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