just awesome…

thought this was pretty funny:

What tech skills of yesteryear are useless today? This is the question asked by Obsolete Skills, a wiki which tracks the abilities which have been obviated by technology and gadgets. It’s an interesting peek into how fast technology has changed everyday life, and also offers a little bit of social history, with short lived tech (formatting a floppy) listed alongside older but still recently-dead skills (dialing a rotary telephone).

Standouts include adjusting the tracking on a VCR, putting a needle on a vinyl record, and loading film into a 35 mm camera. Inevitably, some wag has already added buying an HD-DVD disk.



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