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'I used to be somebody. . . I used to be a contender. . .'
Elevator rolling TV picture.
'Another advantage of switching to electronic health records is that it will make your indecipherable handwriting obsolete.'
"And he did it all with a flip phone."
Tags:flip phone, flip phones, flip-phone, flip-phones, cell, cells, mobile, mobiles, cellphone, cellphones, obsolete, old fashioned, old-fashioned, out of date, out-of-date, businessmen, businessman, dated equipment, obsolete equipment, achievement, business deal, dinosaur, dinosaurs, luddite, luddites
'Noooooooo! Please don't kill my phone!'
Innovate or die.
Pizza, the CD
"I'm here, honey... in the media room."
'Dude, it's time for you to hang it up,'
Non-Digital Content Delivery Devices
Tags:ebook, ebooks, e-book, e-books, e book, e books, e-reader, e-readers, ereader, ereaders, e reader, e readers, digital book, digital books, content delivery, book, books, obsolete, old fashioned, old-fashioned, bookshop, bookshops, digital age, bookstore, bookstores, technological advances, technological advancements, kindle, kindles
"Bad news- some kid just created an app that creates apps."
Tags:app, apps, application, applications, program, programme, programming, programs, programmes, code, coding, codes, tech, technology, smartphone, smartphones, cell, cells, cellphone, cell phone, cellphones, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phones, mobile phone, software, softwares, obsolete, redundant, bot, bots, meta, automation, automated, fired, fire, techy, techie, programmer, silicon valley, upstarts, startup, startups
"All my gadgets are old. I'd like some new gadgets."
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern technology, modern technologies, gadget, gadgets, consumer, consumers, consumerism, replace, replacement, replacements, single use, throw away society, throw-away society, built in obsolescense, built-in obsolescense, planned obsolescense, obsolete, developing technology, developing technologies, overconsumption
"Would you rather watch a rerun of a program we missed but taped and never got around to watching, or the tape itself?"
Tags:rerun, reruns, re-run, re-runs, video tape, video tapes, tv show, tv shows, tv program, tv programs, television show, television shows, television program, television programs, tape, tapes, recording, recordings, obsolete, old fashioned, telly, tellies, couch potato, couch potatoes, night in, nights in
"Well it's not me."
General Store: We Now Carry Items!
Tags:general store, general stores, mom and pop store, mom & pop store, general shop, general shops, mom and pop shop, mom & pop shop, merchandise, stock, stocks, money, monetary transaction, financial transaction, local business, local businesses, online shopping, high street, internet shopping, obsolete, old fashioned, old-fashioned
'What do you mean I've been replaced by an 'app'...?'
'Don't worry...the built in obsolescence will kick in before your child has a chance to break it.'
OBSOLETE: Any really expensive state of the art equipment you bought last year.
'My plan was to make money the old-fashioned way, but it turned out to be the OBSOLETE way.'
"Nice, but as long as there are readers there will be scrolls."
Tags:book, books, scroll, scrolls, scrolling, technology, technologies, invention, invent, invents, internet, online, on-line, world wide web, history, historical, techno-pessimism, computer, computers, replace, replacing, obsolete, obsolescence, novel, novels, writer, writers, writing, replacement, improved, improving, improve
'Obsolete: Any state of the art equipment you bought last year for $250,000.'
"Unfortunately, Stan's idea of planned obsolescence extended to his wife."
"I was punctuating sentences long before you guys came along!"
'I don't know what it is. I think it's some kind of old-fashioned cell phone.'
'It's a newspaper! Brought it online for me dad's birthday. Apparently it's the forerunner of the tablet!'