10 things we used to do before the advent of technology

In this post, we're taking a trip down memory lane to mention things that were once seen as everyday rituals but are not a part of our lives anymore due to technology. We are sure you used to do and love some of them!

Does this list make you sad, or are you happy with the way technology changes our lives? Let's discuss it in the comments!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Raymond Cardona
A. Lot of elementary school students don’t even learn cursive writing as it’s not really needed in this digital age. Bonnie
Dec 27, 2020 4:28PM
Raymond Cardona, I never really liked cursive. What makes me sad is that some young people don't even know how to read a watch or a clock.
Dec 27, 2020 7:13PM
There was nothing wrong with any of those things.
Mar 5, 2023 4:28PM
Hal Wheeler
And so we’ve gotten softer, in our bodies, our minds, our brains and our realtionship. NOTHING is better than a hand written letter. It puts a part of you into someone’s hands and heart. The loss of cursive handwriting has eliminated the evidence of personality. I could go one, but what’s the use? I’m now a stranger in a foreign land.
Apr 30, 2021 5:38PM
I still use a lot of these things listed!
Dec 3, 2022 5:34PM
Doris Dallaire
They were good days. I still use and do a lot of those things. And I enjoy my mother’s photo album, it brings back good memories. Kids today won’t have the pleasure of seeing their ancestors, the thousands of pictures people take will have gotten lost somehow and they also won’t be able to read old letters and documents. What a loss of family history for them!
Mar 13, 2023 1:45PM
Ralph A. Caya
Tina Marie Haddad Rhodes, like the song “in the year 2525”
Nov 11, 2023 11:53AM
People still sell vehicles on the street.
Sep 18, 2023 10:01AM
Georgia Kemp
In NZ people still sell vehicles on the street.
Aug 31, 2023 6:25AM
Tina Marie Haddad Rhodes
Bring those days back, all Technology has done is make the world lazy. Thanks to Technology you barely have to use your brain. I will agree some Technology is good especially in the world of medicine but Technology has also been a hindrance.
Apr 24, 2023 11:57AM
Sucheta Sanyal
Some of the new technology is good like having a phone with you wherever you go. But others like the whatsapp or email has robbed us of the pleasure of getting a letter from your loved ones.
Mar 22, 2023 12:00AM
Roger Booth, watched Star Wars that way!
Nov 12, 2022 4:37PM
Chris Garrett-Petts, I have freaked out people by doing math in my 65 year old head,getting a little harder though !
Nov 12, 2022 4:37PM
Steve Tingle, whe. I started college in 1975,my parents had to spend alot of money on my HP calculator! My chemistry professor gave us a choice at finals,100 questions with the use of a calculator, or one without, unfortunately we picked the one,it was an equation that took up two full chalkboards! I ran out of time,but got partial credit for the work!
Nov 12, 2022 4:35PM
I had pen pals, so excited when the mailman delivered the latest! Used to put funny sayings on the back of the envelope. Of course SWAK ,sealed with a kiss was a favorite!
Nov 12, 2022 4:29PM
John Joseph
I must be very old fashioned but I still do all of those things except no.9 I cannot stand modern technology. People do not have to use their brains anymore. I hate this digital age.
Oct 16, 2022 4:49AM
I remember when they had 16mm motion picture projectors for school. Talk about back in the dinosaur age...haha.
Sep 14, 2022 4:14PM
Steve Tingle
Remember my first calculator, got it for my first job, they were very new and as the youngest in the office I was in the situation that many kids of these days with their latest mobiles are. Early school we used pen and ink, (fountain pens were too expensive) typewriters were only in offices, while at college had to keep in touch with home via written letter or the old red phone boxes, still got all my cameras from box brownie up to recent bridge camera,
Jul 22, 2022 8:58PM


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