9 Old-School Tech Words That Won't Die

When did you last 'dial' a number?

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 9, 2014 11:41 AM CDT
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(Newser) – When was the last time you literally rewound a tape? Think back to the VHS era, though perhaps you used the term when referring to YouTube today. At Mashable, Yohana Desta lists eight other terms that have outlasted technology:

  • Our phones haven't had rotary dials for decades—yet we keeping "dialing" numbers.
  • After "dialing," we "hang up." Even though in the modern era, we're really hitting a button.

  • CC'ing someone means sending them a "carbon copy," but when was the last time you saw carbon paper?
  • Speaking of YouTube: We know the TV as the tube, even though today's flatscreens are a far cry from the cathode-ray tubes that earned them the nickname.
  • We might "roll up" the car window—but unless you're driving a classic, you're pressing a button instead of turning a crank.
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We still say rewind, but we don't actually do it.
We still say "rewind," but we don't actually do it.   (Shutterstock)
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