15 Things The Internet and Technology Killed Off

(And Real Estate is Not One of Them!)

Ah, the Internet. Over the years, the Internet and technology has brought many great benefits into our lives. Today, we no longer need to step out of our houses every morning to fetch the daily paper. We no longer need to visit the bank to find out how much money we have. We don’t even need to remember trivial information like phone numbers or how to spell properly. Technology does it all for us.Here’s a list of 15 things and practices that no longer exists, or could be on the brink of extinction, thanks to the glory of the Internet.What would you add to this list?

1. Public phones

 

 

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2. CDs and cassettes

 

 

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3. The Rolodex

 

 

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4. Encyclopedias

 

 

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5. Classified ads in newspapers

 

 

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6. Disposable cameras

 

 

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7. Yard sales

 

 

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8. Lining up to pay bills

 

 

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9. Planning road trips on paper maps

 

 

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10. Physical copies of the Yellow Pages

 

 

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11. Answering machines

 

 

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12. Faxes

 

 

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13. Teletext

 

 

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14. Buying or reading newspapers

 

 

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15. PDAs

 

 

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