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20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids

Over the years, technologies have advanced tremendously. Several Technologies have come and gone. In other words, it doesn’t take long for brand spanking new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. New technologies have emerged with the full capability to perform far more than these old technologies.
That’s why we’re taking a nostalgic walk down memory lane, bringing you technologies that the new generation kids will not remember but only the “ancients of days” will.

  1. Phone Booth

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    This kind of phone booth was popular in the 80s and early 90s. This was the days of NITEL when our parents queued to make or receive calls from the relative abroad

  2. Typewriters

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids

    This technology was a step up from paper and pen, the typewriter opened up a world of possibilities for those looking to craft novels and documents. It was replaced by personal computers

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  3. Rotary Telephone and Wired Landline

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids

    Although this technology is available in some quarters, I assure you that it will become completely obsolete few years from now.

  4. Dumb Phone

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids
    In a world that is now being dominated by Smartphones, we can call these phones “dumb”. They basically did nothing but call, send text and if you are lucky, allow you to play some weird snake games. One charge and you will use any of these for one week

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  5. Analogue and Dial-up Modem

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids

    Back in the days, we connected to the internet via land phones. These days, WiFi technology has taken over

  6. Floppy Disks

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids
    In a world where some mobile phones have over 200gigabyte storage capacity, the largest storage capacity of a floppy disk was 2.8megabyte. The only place they now only live is on as a ‘save icon’ in most software applications.

  7. Video Home System (VHS)

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids
    VHS cassette, at a time, was the popular standard for home video. Whether used for recording family videos or rented for the local video store to watch the latest blockbuster, these small reels of magnetic tape wrapped in plastic housing brought joy across the lands. Unless of course, someone forgot to rewind the tape you rented or a sibling recorded over your favorite movie

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  8. Compact Cassette Tape

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    This was very popular among music lovers back then but was gradually replaced by Compact Discs

  9. Walkman

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    This is another technology that was very popular among music lovers.

  10. Portable DVD Player

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    The rise of DVD ushered in this technology which is now obsolete

  11. The Vinyl Records

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    Vinyl records are probably one of the oldest and most long-lasting formats for storing audio recordings.

  12. Nintendo 64

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    There were many other consoles both before and after the N64, but Nintendo N64 was a great gaming machine and one of the last of the stubborn cartridge-based consoles

  13. Playstation 1
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    This console changed the gaming industry. Many youths back in the day sneaked out of school to play this at a nearby gaming center. Some even squandered their schools playing this game.

  14. Gameboy

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    OH, Dear! this was like a smartphone to many people back in the days

  15. Polaroid Instant Cameras

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids old school nigeria
    This camera allowed people to take a picture and view it immediately. You see that Instagram logo? It was inspired by this creature. You heard that here first

  16. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids old school nigeria
    This is the forefather of modern phone. It offered limited access to a lot of modern capabilities we’ve come to expect, including internet access, word processing, touchscreen functionality, and more. But it was displaced by smartphones

  17. Film Cameras

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids old school nigeria
    Before the introduction of digital cameras or phones with cameras, film cameras were the go-to for taking pictures. You were always careful not to make mistakes which will result in wasted film

  18. Calculator

    20 Obsolete Technologies That Will Surprise New Generation Kids old school nigeria
    Even though this technology is still being used in some quarters, it’s gradually reaching its end.

  19. Boom Boxes

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    Associated with hip hop, break-dancing, and other late eighties and nineties culture, this technology was a delight. The batteries are big and when they are low,  we sometimes kept them in the sun to charge.

  20. Calculator Watch

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    The most ubiquitous watch in the big boy culture was the calculator watch. Even though they hardly used the calculator.

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