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formerly Lady Justice
Mar 22nd 2011 at 1:47:45 AM

I think C Ds will still exist in generations to come. Like vinyl they'll become a collectors item. There are far too many people who have invested a lot of time collecting their C Ds and have hundreds to boot, I can't see them giving up C Ds for a change in media. Limited edition disks will still be highly sought after etc and like records, CD compatible players will become more expensive to suit a select market.

"There's more evil in the charts then an Al-Qaida suggestion box" - Bill Bailey
Mar 22nd 2011 at 10:58:18 AM

This video: cows & cows & cows

edited 22nd Mar '11 10:58:40 AM by PinkDave

HersheleOstropoler You gotta get yourself some marble columns from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: Less than three
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
Mar 22nd 2011 at 5:07:41 PM

I think 2D movies will last a long time.

The child is father to the man —Oedipus
boobustuber sells apples and apple accessories from A land of potatoes
sells apples and apple accessories
Mar 24th 2011 at 10:07:29 PM

Paper. Before everything went electronic forever!

zam Last Boy on Earth from Orlando, FL . Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Last Boy on Earth
Mar 26th 2011 at 11:00:14 AM

How we let the nuclear war happen.

edited 26th Mar '11 11:00:32 AM by zam

All of time and space, anywhere and everywhere, any star that ever was. Where do you want to start?
Mar 26th 2011 at 5:05:19 PM

My baby brother is 17 years younger than me. One of the first things that really brought that home was the thought that he'll never have the experience of meeting someone at the gate. If he watches old TV shows, the idea of a guy rushing to the gate to stop a girl from leaving him on an airplane won't make any sense to him - because you can't get past the secure checkpoint without a ticket now. Tearful goodbyes happen beside the ticket counter. It's pointless to try to watch their plane take off - you can't tell which one it is because you have no idea where their gate is. They just walk away and that's all.

BTW, I'm a chick.
Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 26th 2011 at 9:42:26 PM

^When I was little, I ran to stop my grandmother from taking the plane back to Vietnam at the gate. It was the last time I saw her, too.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
Fryonic for no apparent raisin from Vancouver, BC
for no apparent raisin
Mar 26th 2011 at 11:11:27 PM

VHS tapes, and how they were pretty damn awesome compared to what came before.

Also, non-digital cameras.

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Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 27th 2011 at 2:10:09 AM

Non-digital cameras are likely to survive for some time, but it will become a niche hobby, like playing vinyl records.

A brighter future for a darker age.
iamdatroper Somethinger #XX100 from Montreal
Somethinger #XX100
Mar 27th 2011 at 12:44:21 PM

[up] Not sure 'bout that. There's a class for classic photography at my college, and it's pretty well-attended.

Anyways. Imagine having to explain to your kids why old books have yellow pages. Or encyclopedias! "Mommy, what are those books all in a row over there? Why do they all look the same?"

"That's because the world was a completely monochrome place before Wikipedia came along, dear."

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future. . . .
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Mar 27th 2011 at 12:51:41 PM

I'm not sure if digital will ever really replace analogue cameras. There's still a lot of effects that you just can't do in Photoshop, and there's even more that are just easier to do with an analogue camera than with Photoshop.

It's also currently cheaper to buy a really nice 35mm camera than it is to buy a digital cam that can do stuff like swap lenses.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 28th 2011 at 5:15:35 AM

Why all the seafood is mutated and glows in the dark...

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Mar 28th 2011 at 6:46:31 AM

Why pink is not a gay color

blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 28th 2011 at 7:48:03 AM

And that gay used to mean happy.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Mar 28th 2011 at 1:59:54 PM

And what it means to be happy

Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 28th 2011 at 5:32:56 PM

Chalkboards, and the horrible, squeaky sound of chalk scratching against one. Maybe even whiteboards, if they all get phased out for the electronic sort.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 29th 2011 at 11:52:32 AM

What people are talking about when they say 'chalkboard' rather than 'blackboard'...

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 29th 2011 at 4:12:48 PM

^^But chalkboards aren't always black. The name confuses me.

^Pardon?

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
RalphCrown Short Hair from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
Mar 29th 2011 at 6:49:13 PM

Clotheslines. Phones with circular dials, much less party lines. Full-service gas stations. TVs without remotes and with a total of two, three, or four stations. Milkmen. Toys with parts small enough to choke on.

edited 30th Mar '11 8:40:49 PM by RalphCrown

Under World. It rocks!
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 29th 2011 at 9:44:49 PM

Unless Oregon and New jersey change their laws, there will be full-service gas stations for a long while.

A brighter future for a darker age.
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 29th 2011 at 10:36:38 PM

Buying presents for people before gift cards.

Writing letters.

The parts of my portfolio that aren't digital.

Drafting by hand.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
DarkDecapodian The Prodigal Returns from the fold
The Prodigal Returns
Mar 30th 2011 at 5:15:39 AM

Why daddy never actually had kids in the first place. That's going to be a tricky one to work through.

Aww, did I hurt your widdle fee-fees?
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 30th 2011 at 12:02:55 PM

Planes without canards.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
inane242 Anwalt der Verdammten from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
Mar 30th 2011 at 7:43:51 PM

Why we listened to autotune.

The 5 geek social fallacies. Know them well.

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