A new survey asked people to name the things that have been replaced by technology that they miss the most. Here are the top 10 . . .
1. Making mixtapes. Yes, I had access to the music at the radio station.
2. Putting photos into albums. This was quite the process. Labeling and dating all the photos.
3. Recording TV shows on your VCR. I had so many shows recorded I couldn’t live long enough to watch them all and eventually I tossed them.
4. Having printed photos around the house.
5. The excitement of seeing how the photos from a roll of film turned out. Couldn’t wait to have them developed. I’d pay extra to have them ready the same day and extra for doubles.
6. Handwritten letters. Sometimes it’s faster than texting…hahaha
7. Sending love letters. Receiving them was better.
8. Sending postcards. Used to love sending them but I usually returned from vacation before the postcards arrived.
9. Having a penpal. Loved to write to friends who moved away.
10. Buying CDs and having a CD collection. Best Buy announced this week they will stop selling CDs this year.
A few things that just missed the top 10 are: Phone books . . . playing board games . . . disposable cameras . . . and remembering phone numbers by heart.
If I lost my cell I would have no idea what my friend’s numbers are…maybe I should write them down on a postcard. ~ chrislukas