In our modern day, it's amusing – and a little frightening – how many of the younger generation don't understand what a Walkman or floppy disk is, or have any idea about using a fax machine.
Many pieces of old technology, including from the 90s era, are now obsolete. Technology has advanced so rapidly that we can hardly keep up, yet we look back with a nostalgic eye to the tech of the past.
There are some pieces of technology that, even though they have no real use anymore, are dearly missed by the nation.
'These gadgets may have been replaced by superior technological advancements, but clearly there's no replacement for the nostalgic feeling that old pieces of tech can give us,' Darren Williams from money saving experts Promotionalcodes.org.uk said.
'Many of these products felt like amazing breakthroughs in technology when they first arrived on the market, but looking back at them it's amazing how primitive they feel in comparison to today's modern devices.'
Here are the 10 pieces of obsolete technology that we miss the most...
1. The floppy disk
This useful storage device of the 90s and 00s became redundant after the invention of the USB, its small, streamline successor. Even though it's clunky by today's standards, the floppy disk will always have a place in our hearts.
2. Nintendo 64
The N64 was incredibly popular in its day, and out of all the many discontinued games consoles this may be the most missed, along with its magnificent multiplayer games.
3. The fax machine
Office workers throughout the last few decades developed a love-hate relationship with this piece of equipment. It sometimes came in handy but equally it could be very frustrating!
4. Old mobile phones
Smartphones are light years away from the original models of mobile phones, which were literally only used to call people. The 90s and 00s saw brick phones aplenty and Nokia was king. But it's safe to say, we all miss Snake. And the ringtones, let's not forget those polyphonic ringtones now!
5. The Walkman
Our modern day smartphones have made many pieces of old technology obsolete. But back in the day, we had a Walkman, courtesy of Sony, and it changed our music habits entirely as we began to listen to our music on the go.
Though we're all aware of how efficient and productive our sleek new desktops and laptops are, lovers of nostalgic tech always miss the typing machine. Other than putting pen to paper, it was the only other tool for writing. Some even buy typewriters as collectable pieces to relive their past prime.
The teletext service was a household name, providing 24-hour information for every UK home via the TV. Though it was actually pretty confusing, many look back with a nostalgic eye, before the digital age took over.
The VHS era was all about Blockbuster, where you could rent your chosen videos and watch them on your home VCR. The VHS spent almost 30 years as the most popular format for watching and recording films and TV shows. But in the 21st century, the DVD gained almighty power.
9. PDA (Personal digital assistant)
Throughout the 90s and 00s, business and office types used this handheld device to help organise their life. Smartphones have caused it to perform a vanishing act.
10. Polaroid cameras
Polaroid cameras were around for decades and will be most fondly remembered for the 'Shake it' action needed to develop the photo. Unlike today's smartphone cameras, you only had a few tries to get the perfect snap!
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