[FoRK] what tech will your kids never use?
eugen at leitl.org
Sat Feb 23 00:27:29 PST 2013
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 07:08:59PM -0500, Bill Kearney wrote:
> Carb cleaner ain't going away. I'm guessing you've never seen the intake
> of a throttle body... Now, unless you're equating that with the demise
> of the internal combustion engine... which is still pretty unlikely, at
> least within a generation or two.
Oh, once it happens, it will be very quick. Poor people
can't afford very expensive liquids.
> Typewriters still do a better job of quick labeling something. Without
Haven't seen one in a great long while. Sure aren't they mythical?
> the waste of tape in one of those Brother strips printers... But that
> does make for serious overkill. My old Royal still gets put to use for
> the occasional envelope or other label. But not for any kind of actual
> correspondence. So, yeah, I wouldn't make bets on typewriter
> manufacturing staying alive much longer...
> Keyless igntion, what a joke. I've come across no less than four cars
> left running by their owners. Too dumb or impatient to not just press
> the start/stop button.
Another atrocity electric propulsion will take care of. "Idling"?
What the heck is that?
> Sewing machines still work great. Some of the newest ones have pretty
> amazing programmable features these days. But in a pinch I'll still drag
> out my Mom's old Bernina now and then to run a quick stitch across
> something that's come loose.
Might become quite useful, see poor people.
> I'm still amazed at how poorly mail clients handle using scanned image
> attachments. Faxes do truly deserve to die, but mail clients ain't
For faxes to die you need the law changed.
> coming close to putting them out of commission.
> Answering machines, yeah, they're toast. I guess there's still some
Maybe our answering machines are your typewriters. Still work fine.
As to voice, I almost never use it myself.
> folks that want to audibly screen their calls through a machine. But if
> you've got a GUI integrated voice mail feature on your phone it's not the
> hassle it once was to retrieve messages.
> So you're 2:6.
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