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Is my netbook REALLY obsolete??

http://www.businessinsider.com/things-that-went-obsolete-in-2012-2013-1?op=1


What do YOU use thats obsolete???

Alarm clocks are so NOT obsolete....
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[User Picture]From: mlledesade
2013-01-02 03:44 pm (UTC)

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Write in cursive.
Read physical books instead of virtual ones.
[User Picture]From: mikehz
2013-01-02 10:56 pm (UTC)

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Way, way back, I used to write my novels in cursive, then do the rewrite on a typewriter. (Yeah, it was that long ago.) I hadn't done that since getting my first computer a couple decades back, so several years ago, I thought it might be fun to return to that way of doing it. I'd forgotten what a bunch of work it is. From now on, it's the computer all the way!

But, writing in cursive does have several advantages. For one thing, it does not require any elaborate equipment. Also, it slows you down enough that you can get your words down with greater care. And, if you are trying to write stealthy (such as while at work) you can get away with fewer people wondering what you are up to.

But, I did get a netbook two years ago, and have found it a pain in the ass. It can just barely handle Word 2010, and then so slowly it's incredibly annoying. Now, I hardly ever use the thing, which is about as useful as a rock. Honestly, my iPad (with wireless keyboard) is far more useful for writing.
[User Picture]From: sterek
2013-01-02 03:50 pm (UTC)

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I still buy albums because that author doesn't take into account spotify isn't available everywhere and youtube doesn't always have a good selection of songs you want to listen to.
I still use my PC's disc drive.
I use non-smartphone cameras.
[User Picture]From: crazyhappyface
2013-01-02 03:59 pm (UTC)

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my netbook
hard drives
CDs/CD drive
GPS. sometimes I use my phone though
nonsmartphone cameras. smartphone cameras don't have nearly as many capabilities as a DSLR
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-01-02 04:08 pm (UTC)

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I have an alarm clock
I use my disc drive- and my CD player
I read physical books
I don't own a smart phone
I still use an actual camera
I don't have a flat screen/high def TV
I still listen to FM radio
I still carry around a pen. You know, to write with. People find this the most surprising.
[User Picture]From: sterek
2013-01-02 04:10 pm (UTC)

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tbh I'm more surprised when people don't have a pen on them.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-01-02 04:18 pm (UTC)

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LJ isn't loading for me so I'm attempting to reply through email for the first time, we'll see how it goes :P

But yeah, I agree. I whipped out my pen and piece of paper in a bar once and this guy 10 years older then me was like, "Whoa, you ARE old school!". I mean, really? It's a freakin pen!
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2013-01-02 06:54 pm (UTC)

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LJ isn't loading for me so I'm attempting to reply through email for the first time, we'll see how it goes :P

But yeah, I agree. I whipped out my pen and piece of paper in a bar once and this guy 10 years older then me was like, "Whoa, you ARE old school!". I mean, really? It's a freakin pen!
[User Picture]From: grrillaesthete
2013-01-02 04:46 pm (UTC)

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I use a datebook.
I handwrite and mail thank-you cards.
I just bought a new alarm clock (the light therapy kind, SO much better than beeping, even if I don't use it most days).
CDs
External hard drives.
I play board games and not computer games.
Typewriters.
[User Picture]From: laura_anne
2013-01-02 05:58 pm (UTC)

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I do not own a smartphone. The message I get from this article is that *I* am obsolete.
[User Picture]From: cordelia_sue
2013-01-02 09:58 pm (UTC)

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I refuse to get a smartphone! It's getting harder and harder, though. I had to buy my last phone at a garage sale because my service provider had like three really shitty dumbphones to choose from.

Now even some of their web-capable dumbphones require an inexpensive data plan. I hate that they're trying to force us to use the internet on our phones.
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2013-01-02 07:35 pm (UTC)

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Yes, your netbook is really obsolete.

I still use a paper planner.
I still write grocery lists on paper.
I still have a landline phone.
I use TONS of hard drives. We have movies and music and pictures on them that I want immediate access to, internet connection or not.
[User Picture]From: snailrevolution
2013-01-02 11:04 pm (UTC)

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I have a standalone alarm-clock, and I do not use smartphones at all. So I do in fact use a camera, and have a hard drive, and do sometimes still use and buy CDs. Also I don't really care for Call Me Maybe or Gangnam Style. :p
[User Picture]From: lightofdaye
2013-01-02 11:04 pm (UTC)

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oh the smart phone. does everything. except it'll run the battery down in the three seconds if you do use it for everything.

got an alarm clock
do most my interneting on my laptop.

my smartphone is 'small screened' so even with a smartphone i'm still obsolete according to the link.

had an acquaintance who didn't know why i bothered to get a new wristwatch when i had a phone, so they must be obsolete as well...
[User Picture]From: x_quotethis_x
2013-01-02 11:31 pm (UTC)

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I use my netbook every day, I love it! So handy.
I write in an actual diary as well as my blog.
[User Picture]From: greeneyedsadie
2013-01-03 12:02 am (UTC)

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My scanner is about 12 years old and I can't even use it on my desktop because it won't run on Windows 7, so I have to run it on my laptop, which has Vista. It's a great scanner though and I love it. It's a workhorse.
[User Picture]From: caligogreywings
2013-01-03 12:11 am (UTC)

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ok, so a lot of these were apple centric, and frankly, I find that funny. Just because apple users stopped doing something doesn't mean the rest of the world did.

I still use an alarm clock, btw. I bought it recently because my phone froze sometime one morning, which meant my alarm did not go off, and I was late for work.
[User Picture]From: cpb1220
2013-01-03 02:52 am (UTC)

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I still use an alarm clock. It's easier to smack a snooze button on an alarm clock than to find the stupid button on my phone.

Use my disk drive to burn DVDs...

Someone tell me more about cloud storage. How much can you really back up online, and how much does it cost?

ia about GPS devices being obsolete. I tried telling my mom that before she bought my dad one for Christmas. Oh well.
[User Picture]From: longerdecember
2013-01-03 06:22 pm (UTC)

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Unless smartphone cameras REALLY come a long way, I don't see professional photographers switching to them. I also tend to think instagram photos are not as great as people think they are.

I still make use of a netbook
I still have an alarm clock (although, it is also an ipod dock)
I still write things down in a notebook using a pen.