Technology’s come leaps and bounds this past decade, leaving a trove of everyday items in the aughts' dust. New York magazine runs down some of the stuff we won’t really miss:
- Answering machine—Swingers proved why this thing had to go.
- Lickable stamp—Collectors still like them, but the rest of us want self-adhesives.
- Foldable road map—Please, these days you can have Snoop Dogg read your GPS directions.
- Cathode ray tube television—LCD screens finally beat out their ancestors in 2007.
- Incandescent light bulb—Already banned in Europe, these inefficient bulbs are being phased out here, too.
- Paid porn—You can get plenty of it free online.
- Fax machine—Pretty obsolete, though the Japanese still love it.
- Floppy disk—1.5mb used to seem like a lot.
- Phone Book—Still automatically delivered, but pretty useless outside of World’s Strongest Man competitions.
- Rolodex—No match for its digital counterparts.