12 Dead Technology Advertisements [Pics]

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 7 years ago Funny
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Most things from VCRs to Cassette players. Ask your parents if they still have any of these antiques laying around.
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Female 355
"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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Male 928
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.

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Male 2,582
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.
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Female 408
Pagers, man I remember wanting a clear or all black one, but I was only like 7 at their highest popularity
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Female 410
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!

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Male 593
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
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Female 327
My 2001 Honda has a cassette player. It was probably one of the last ones made with it.
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Male 143
That`s funny, because I have a projection TV. It works pretty good still... :P
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Male 64
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.
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Male 2,238
LOL i only got off dialup like three years ago.....
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Male 1,686
my pager was pimp
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Male 262
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.
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Male 15
lol at hd dvd
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Male 354
Used dial-up, portable cd and cassette players, projection box televisions, Polaroid cameras, and VCRs.
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Male 92
its good to remember the good times tho, eh?
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Male 134
lol I love how people boast about having "the old vcr" or the "first playstation"... those are not that old, you are not cool.
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Female 741
aw, beeper.
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Female 459
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...

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Female 695
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...
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Female 57
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.
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Female 1,963
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.
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Male 9,306
Prime, you can`t be THAT young. o_O
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Male 9,306
*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.

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Male 430
I still got a BetaMax found it in a supply closet
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Female 175
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)
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Female 1,082
old
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Male 307
The Walkman.."Sounds like it weighs a ton"...um, it did.
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Male 492
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
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Female 1,578
Most of these things are still in my house
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Male 1,078
Oh, the HDDVD. So old, it`s condemned to out grandparents.
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Male 164
yes...yes i do want a sony mini disc...
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Female 250
wooo My Video player is AWSOME!!! VROOOM to forward RREEEEEEE to rewind love it!
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Male 7,933
What`s a VCR?
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Female 10
"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.

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Female 159
I remember when I was 4 years old, my mother had a projection box television! :O
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Female 362
I still use VCRs. =]
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Female 1,095
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. >=[
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Male 593
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 :(

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Female 531
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.
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Male 1,788
I remember my first cd player with skip protection....
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Male 2,514
I`m not sure too many people in rural America would agree that dial-up internet is a "dead technology".
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Male 241
we had all that poo
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Male 11,740
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.

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Male 422
At the TV station I used to work at we still used BetaMax a lot :D
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Female 541
hit clips! thanks wolfos
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Male 712
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.
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Female 1,653
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
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Male 942
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.

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Female 4,028
Ah, I remember when my mum had a pager...
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Female 1,142
I just found it! :D
They were called "Hit Clips".
(source)
:3
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Male 904
pagers are dead?
but i JUST got one...
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Male 506
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.
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Female 541
yea, whitewolfos! i just can`t remember what they`re called and can`t find em on google either
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Male 4,746
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...
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Male 2
i remember having a mini disk player, i wish i didnt
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Female 1,142
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

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Male 66
george benson ftw!
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Female 541
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.
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Female 2,064
neogeo ad ftw.
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Female 1,142
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. :/

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Male 886
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).

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Female 15,763
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

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Female 735
opiebreath, whats that? what are you talking about?
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Female 2,927
i still have most of my cassettes i wish i knew how to transfer them to cds, same with my vhs recordings.
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Female 15,763
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.

:)

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Male 2,551
Link: 12 Dead Technology Advertisements [Pics] [Rate Link] - Most things from VCRs to Cassette players. Ask your parents if they still have any of these antiques laying around.
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