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    Default 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?

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    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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    Default 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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    Default Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

    I had dial-up from 1999 to 2012.

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    Default 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.
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    Default 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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    Default Re: Technology that has died since the year 2000

    Fax machines

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    Default 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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    Default 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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    I've not seen one for many years, not every post office has a stamp dispenser these days.
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