10 awesome things we no longer do because of the technology

We used to do so many interesting things before technology took over. Most of us still miss those days! Let's remember some wonderful activities and feelings of the pre-Internet era together.

Do modern technologies make you happier? Do you still have any 'old-school' habits like reading newspapers or sending paper greeting cards? Do you miss the life without Internet and modern technologies?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Darlene Davidson
How ironic that I'm using this device to tell you how sad and ironic it is to tell you that I'm using this device to tell you ...
Mar 8, 2018 5:50PM
linda lpsolutions
I have a real issue with anyone who believes a screen can replace a real experience. And, sorry, as a former professional photographer, digital will never ever provide the same quality as film. Children today are like little vegetables - haven't a clue about the world around them - only interested in all the crap on video games and what not. It's a sad world we're living in.
Mar 8, 2018 5:43PM
Peter Evans
Technology has basically removed the need to go out in the fresh air. When I was a child we went out to play soon after sunrise and returned home just after sunset.
Mar 8, 2018 4:45PM
Bob Bracegirdle
Cassette tapes. Vinyl and 78s please!
Mar 8, 2018 5:18PM
Pat Moore
Holding a real book! I miss that smell.
Mar 8, 2018 5:52PM
Doreen Henricks
I used to set my alarm clock, now I use my phone. We used to write letters, now we send emails. We used to cook dinner, now we order in or use Blue Apron. I used to go to the bank to deposit a check, now I send a photo via a banking app. Let's see--so many more things have changed so much. Some of it good, some of it not so good.
Mar 8, 2018 4:24PM
Bob Bracegirdle
And I read my newspaper than you. More difficult on screen.
Mar 8, 2018 5:19PM
Elisabeth Koechli
Sadly true!!
Mar 8, 2018 6:31PM
Cathie Roth Lonnquist
Life was simpler back then. Kids today have no idea what they are missing. I think technology has taken away alot of what once was important.
Mar 8, 2018 7:19PM
Sharran Dunseath
I still think children should go outside to play, it teaches children to play together and fresh air and sunlight are good for us all.
Mar 8, 2018 8:52PM
My husband and I still use #2 #4 & #5 I guess we are old fashioned which is NOT a bad thing in life
Oct 20, 2021 5:39PM
Jenny Herringer
Well said! linda lpsolutions,
Sep 29, 2021 8:00PM
bina sarmah
IAMTOPWRENCH1, I see parents are in phone when they take their children to play ground instead. They are more busy in phone then children,
Sep 18, 2021 8:34PM
bina sarmah
Sharran Dunseath, My children still like to bike and run. They also acknowledge running or biking make their mind fresh and productive.
Sep 18, 2021 8:32PM
Betty Wiendels
Diane Thompson, me, too!
Sep 12, 2021 12:19PM
Betty Wiendels
Sandra Kimura, Agreed!
Sep 12, 2021 11:36AM
Richard Perkins
Pat Moore, Go to the library.
Sep 1, 2021 9:34AM
Dino K.
Showing up unannounced has always been inappropriate. Not only that it shows good manners to call before you visit, but it might save you a trip in case they're not at home. Also on the photo showing "face-to-face" communication, a young woman has a tablet in there, so it is a bit silly to use that to prove your point.
Mar 10, 2021 6:32PM
Julie Domaille
Darlene Davidson, so true but my kids stilll play outside so strange to use a device to tell....
Jul 2, 2020 7:19PM
The digital babysitter took over years ago. The parents are to blame for that one. They're raising a bunch of soft fluffy marshmallows. Statistics show memory retention is increased with paper books as opposed to a digital format. Plus all the commercials on the interweb are distracting and will put you into a 30 minute rabbit hole. The blue light from the computer/tablet/phone screen is bad for the eyes. Go to the library and grab a book - when they open back up, I guess ....
May 12, 2020 2:15AM
I, for one, appreciate the changes. I wish they were around when I young.
Apr 19, 2020 6:59AM
Patsy Creaven
I miss everything and being so carefree getting excited over going to the drive in , riding my bike with safety to visit friends.,, catching tadpoles .silkworms, swimming in a slimy resevoir fishing with a bamboo stick.and string with s bent pin
Jan 28, 2020 2:02AM
Mark Therrien
Jan 23, 2020 9:33AM
Mark Therrien
Jan 23, 2020 9:32AM
Dario Gritti
It’s very common for adults today to remember ‘the good old days’ (when they were kids) as being simpler, easier, better, etc. and complain about how much worse things are today. The fact is that the day-to-day worries of yesteryear were borne by their parents just today’s adults now bear very similar day-to-day worries instead of their kids. Like everyone else, I also fondly remember my childhood, but I also marvel at where we are technologically today. My father, in his 90s, often flip-flopped on the issue as did my grandmother. Both, however, concluded that their grandchildren and great-grandchildren know a lot more of the world than they did because of the technology available (Radio in their day, TV in my day, Internet today). I’ve come to the same conclusion.
Jan 11, 2020 10:35PM

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