The efficiencies granted by the Internet have rendered many aspects of life obsolete—the Telegraph has compiled a full 50. Some highlights:
- The art of polite disagreement. A quick look at the comment section on YouTube or any news or politics-related site will confirm this.
- Fear that you are alone in not caring that a celebrity has died. Twitter abounds with dead celeb jokes.
- Listening to an album all the way through. Assuming one has even bought/downloaded the whole thing, the huge capacity of MP3 players almost ensures your attention will wander.
- Sarah Palin. Would her 2008 bid have been as disastrous if those Katie Couric interviews—and ensuing parodies—weren’t so readily available online?
- Punctuality. You can always text your friends and let them know you’ll be late, so there’s no need to stick to the original plan.
- Nervousness the first time a teen buys porn. First of all, “buy ... porn?” What does that mean?
- Watches. How quaint. A device that only tells time?
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