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  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 10:26 am
    Link: 12 Dead Technology Advertisements - Most things from VCRs to Cassette players. Ask your parents if they still have any of these antiques laying around.
  2. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    Just a reminder: Pre-posting on a link before it hits the front page of I-A-B is NOT allowed and considered a form (albeit, a mild one) of spam. A lot of users don`t know about this, but if you could refrain from it that would be fantastic.

    :)

  3. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    i still have most of my cassettes i wish i knew how to transfer them to cds, same with my vhs recordings.
  4. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    opiebreath, whats that? what are you talking about?
  5. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Han, mods and admin program links to go up at a certain time. As soon as we program a link, however, it`s now accessible, just not up on the front page. People can get to these, post comments, and in the past caused a big spam outbreak. It`s understandable that people don`t know that they`re doing anything wrong, but it does make modding a lot more difficult.

    But once I-A-B puts up an actual list of rules to abide by this won`t really be a problem anymore.

    :3

  6. Profile photo of aero
    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    whoops, I`ve actually done that a lot opie, sorry.

    Anyway, I was surprised at how similar the "projection box television" ad is to modern day ones. Essentially the only difference in the ad would be the type of tv, but everything else is virtually the same (in terms of style).

  7. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1143 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    Hah, I remember Laserdiscs.
    Those things were HUUUGE. O_O
    And now it`s fun to look back and laugh at how unnecessary all that space was. XD

    Also, I`ve gotten to links early before `cause they were displayed as the next entry under the title of the current one.
    Like how it says "Freeman`s Mind, Episode 9 >" in the grey box up there.
    Don`t really think there`s much you can do about that, but sometimes people genuinely don`t know they`ve found stuff early. :/

  8. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    neogeo ad ftw.
  9. Profile photo of theHUSHSOUND
    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
    541 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    does anyone remember those little chip things with one song on them that you`d put into a special player that played this chip things? They were really popular when I was in like 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Minichips or miniclips or something like that? I haven`t found many people that remember them.
  10. Profile photo of mst4k
    mst4k Male 18-29
    66 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    george benson ftw!
  11. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1143 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Oooh, I remember those, Hushsound!

    People`d have the players clipped to their backpacks with all the song chips hanging from `em. :D

    Seems so primitive, now, with the iPods and whatnot. XP

  12. Profile photo of Marksterr
    Marksterr Male 13-17
    2 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    i remember having a mini disk player, i wish i didnt
  13. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    Dial up a dead technology? There are still places all across Canada and the US that still have no access to high speed and must suffer through Dial up. I wouldn`t call it a dead technology...
  14. Profile photo of theHUSHSOUND
    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
    541 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    yea, whitewolfos! i just can`t remember what they`re called and can`t find em on google either
  15. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
    506 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    I once a found a National Geographic from 1996 or thereabouts just lying around backstage at my school. Inside, there was this ad for a laptop with a whopping 128 KB of RAM!! I jizzed in my pants.
  16. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
    904 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    pagers are dead?
    but i JUST got one...
  17. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1143 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    I just found it! :D
    They were called "Hit Clips".
    (source)
    :3
  18. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    Ah, I remember when my mum had a pager...
  19. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    797 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    I still own and use 2 minidisk players one home unit that I can record and playback and my car stereo is a minidisk player. I`m just glad I had the foresight to buy about 4 10-packs of blank disks.
    The choice of music on the prerecorded ones was sketchy at best and now you can`t find any at all except the occasional clearance rack at electronics stores.
    I`ve had the same unit that I listen to all the time in my car through 4 cars (and one was even totaled) and it still works fine.
    The format may have been rendered irrelevant but they made good playback units.

    There can still be something to be said about older electronics.

  20. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    I had dial up internets until at least `05.
    My brother still has a portable CD player (that he uses, it`s not just buried somewhere in his room)
    We still have a VCR... oh dear, I think some upgrading is needed.
    And lol at the NeoGeo picture: Ive never owned a video games console so I reckon Im a lettuce leaf XD
  21. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    I still have one of those AM/FM Cassette players and a VCR due to how many tapes of both formats I still own. I still have a pager too but I don`t have service to it. I`ve tried losing it but it`s like a bad penny, it just keeps turning up.
  22. Profile photo of theHUSHSOUND
    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
    541 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    hit clips! thanks wolfos
  23. Profile photo of Gluggr
    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    At the TV station I used to work at we still used BetaMax a lot :D
  24. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    There are still a lot of people who are forced to use dial up in areas away from big cities. I still know people who use pagers, but it`s for work and probably given to them at work. I know a few people who still use a VCR and I have stuff that I haven`t transferred to DVD yet.

    Not all of those are dead technologies. Maybe behind the times, but not dead.

    Now Neo Geo and BetaMax, THOSE are dead.

  25. Profile photo of Nath2k8
    Nath2k8 Male 18-29
    241 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    we had all that poo
  26. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    I`m not sure too many people in rural America would agree that dial-up internet is a "dead technology".
  27. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    I remember my first cd player with skip protection....
  28. Profile photo of marencolleen
    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    yeah both my mother in-law and my ex boyfriends mother still rely on dial up. my exboyfriends mother in law actually has a time cap on how many hours a month she can use her dial up.
  29. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    My parents? Heck, even I still have some of these and I`m 21!

    Wtf is it that the FCC banned the production of already old and mostly unused VCRs? It would be like forbidding the manufacture of 78RPM records.

    Sadly, I realise they`re probably doing it to favor DRM technologies :(

  30. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    I still own and love my VCR and my deteriorating tapes, because for some reason when classic Disney movies are released on DVD they find the need to add extra material, thus screwing with my childhood memories of great films. Yes I`m still bitter about the new song in The Lion King. >=[
  31. Profile photo of buttersisluv
    buttersisluv Female 18-29
    362 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    I still use VCRs. =]
  32. Profile photo of Panicdevil23
    Panicdevil23 Female 13-17
    159 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    I remember when I was 4 years old, my mother had a projection box television! :O
  33. Profile photo of BGH17AT
    BGH17AT Female 18-29
    10 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    "My parents? Heck, even I still have some of these and I`m 21!"

    I`M 16 and I still use some of this stuff, its not as old as we think.

  34. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    What`s a VCR?
  35. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    wooo My Video player is AWSOME!!! VROOOM to forward RREEEEEEE to rewind love it!
  36. Profile photo of demonbunny
    demonbunny Male 13-17
    164 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    yes...yes i do want a sony mini disc...
  37. Profile photo of tornadofdoom
    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    Oh, the HDDVD. So old, it`s condemned to out grandparents.
  38. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    Most of these things are still in my house
  39. Profile photo of JHSpring26
    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
    492 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    mini disks are still used in community theatres, they`re actually really useful in live theatre, you can cue sounds right up to a specific point
  40. Profile photo of loadstar
    loadstar Male 30-39
    307 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    The Walkman.."Sounds like it weighs a ton"...um, it did.
  41. Profile photo of dystopia04
    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    old
  42. Profile photo of jimenfel001
    jimenfel001 Female 13-17
    175 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    my mom still uses a pager but she works in a hospital and has to walk alot sooooooooo i think it`s an exception. lol my aunt says Betamax instead of movie! (she`s filipina)
  43. Profile photo of evilducky00
    evilducky00 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    I still got a BetaMax found it in a supply closet
  44. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    *sigh* NeoGeo...I always wanted a home version of Samurai Shodown 2. Now I`m afraid it will never happen. ( T_T)

    I hope they come out with a collection of all SS games soon, like for PS2 or something.

  45. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    Prime, you can`t be THAT young. o_O
  46. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    I still remember when I was afraid to use our dial up internet because I thought that when it "rang", someone would actually answer, and I wouldn`t know what to say.
  47. Profile photo of JuniorGem
    JuniorGem Female 18-29
    57 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    hehe I have a laser disc player, nothing beats LP sized discs that you have to flip over half way through! My friend owns a vintage store and gave it to me for a birthday present. I remember always wanting one when I was younger, back when they were rich ppl toys, lol.
  48. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
    695 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    I had a NeoGeo...
    I also had an MD (MiniDisc)....Actually MD`s were pretty popular in Japan until iPods and other MP3 players came out. They were sort of the inbetween for CDs and MP3 players...
  49. Profile photo of Hayllee
    Hayllee Female 13-17
    459 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    I agree @ nedonemo. I remember my first words I learned to read were "stop" "rewind" "play" and "fastfoward"

    I still have a VCR, along with my very first playstation. It`s the first version, doesn`t even have certain hookups the second PS did. It`s extremely fun to play the classic tomb raiders on that thing...

  50. Profile photo of fillemorte
    fillemorte Female 18-29
    741 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    aw, beeper.
  51. Profile photo of ESQUEIRO
    ESQUEIRO Male 30-39
    134 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    lol I love how people boast about having "the old vcr" or the "first playstation"... those are not that old, you are not cool.
  52. Profile photo of OhNoeItsElmo
    OhNoeItsElmo Male 13-17
    92 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    its good to remember the good times tho, eh?
  53. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
    354 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    Used dial-up, portable cd and cassette players, projection box televisions, Polaroid cameras, and VCRs.
  54. Profile photo of Lycrian
    Lycrian Male 13-17
    15 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm
    lol at hd dvd
  55. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
    262 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 12:03 am
    Hmmm, dial up isn`t really dead. But the first add isn`t for dial up internet or the internet at all. It`s for CompuServe circa 1983.
  56. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 12:17 am
    my pager was pimp
  57. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
    2239 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 12:26 am
    LOL i only got off dialup like three years ago.....
  58. Profile photo of Upaut
    Upaut Male 18-29
    64 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 5:30 am
    Something doesn`t look right in this quoted text: "The first HD DVD players were released in March 2006 in Japan, and in April 2008 in the US. By 2008, Netflix, Best Buy and Wal Mart had stated that they would openly support the competing BluRay format. In February 2008, Toshiba, the largest supporter of the format, soon followed suit. In less than two years, the format was all but dead."
    I`m not quite sure what the author of this article was trying to get at, but he/she might`ve had a better comparison by alluding to Nintendo`s VirtuaBoy for duration in the public eye.
  59. Profile photo of tjanator
    tjanator Male 13-17
    145 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 8:36 am
    That`s funny, because I have a projection TV. It works pretty good still... :P
  60. Profile photo of lololeela
    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 9:50 am
    My 2001 Honda has a cassette player. It was probably one of the last ones made with it.
  61. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 10:10 am
    Esqueiro - I can boast about having the very first SNES from 1990, the one that came with Super Mario World and didn`t have all the copy and cheat protection crap they added later :P
  62. Profile photo of IslandLotus
    IslandLotus Female 18-29
    410 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 10:22 am
    Dainty Female, 13-17: "Man, I would give almost anything to go back ten years."

    Back 10 years?! You were just learning subtraction! How sad that teenagers are now saying such things!

  63. Profile photo of ladyObored
    ladyObored Female 18-29
    408 posts
    March 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Pagers, man I remember wanting a clear or all black one, but I was only like 7 at their highest popularity
  64. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    March 17, 2009 at 12:43 am
    I remember going to the video rental store and they had a BetaMax section. Damn look at the picture of those kids in the Polaroid ad, looks like Dad just yelled at them and slapped the ice cream cones out of their hands before taking the pic.
  65. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    July 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    I am waiting for disc based formats to dissolve and everything move to all flash memory based.

    Imagine being able to store your entire movie collection in a little box the size of a pack of smokes.

    Or better yet to purchase the movie on a mini sd card and then only have to copy it over to your player which would contain a 5TB solid state hard drive.

    Yeah the future is going to rock big time.

  66. Profile photo of Dainty
    Dainty Female 18-29
    355 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    "Back 10 years?! You were just learning subtraction! How sad that teenagers are now saying such things! "

    Haha. Well, I miss being a little kid. It was so much simpler than being a teenager. >__x

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