when I think about it I know alot of old technoligies still working - sometimes better and more reliable that new stuff This comment was posted using XP on a 6 year old laptop, my mobile is one of the first with an integrated musicplayer, we still have lots of old working moblies at home (some with extractable antennas), our deep freezer is 25 years old, the elevator is from the early 70s, my mom owns a radio from the 50s (still working), ... wow, I live in an antique shop
Oh, I have the usual stuff: VCR, cassette players, even a record player (although it's at my sister's house). This is the kind of stuff I grew up with, and I guess I'm too "old school" to bother to replace it all with the latest gadgets. If it still works, why?
But I also have something a bit out of the ordinary: a couple of helium-neon gas lasers from the mid- 1980s. Not really all that old, but totally different from the common diode lasers that are so common now. Lasers have fascinated me since I was in my teens (strange for a girl, I know) and I wanted one sooo bad! But that was before they had cheap laser pointers and other inexpensive lasers, and they were always just way too expensive. That, and the fact that my parents thought I was weird for wanting one, lol! So they never got me one.
But now that I'm on my own, I finally broke down and got me these used lasers. They work fine, but probably don't put out nearly as much power as when they were new. Still really cool, though, and something most people won't have!
I have an old record player that i got given by my grandad, it still works and i collect records for it, my Michael Jackson and Elvis Records are like my prize possecions. And my mum has an old telephone with a spin dial.
I use a 1950's typewriter for writing snail mail, and one of my most favorite things to do is beat eggs with an OLD FASHIONED EGG BEATER (Ok, i don't know if these are really outdated or not. But most people I know use whisks or electric beaters.)
Lots of things. Alarm clock from the early 1900s (I have to wind it up, but really, it's not a problem). So that's even before electricity. I got a calculator of the same age which also runs without electricity. It's incredibly heavy, I don't use it though. I'm also one of those who got a record player, which I do use. It's part of my stereo set which also plays CDs and tapes. All late 80s (including the speakers) and I have yet to hear better sound quality from anything which doesn't cost as much as a car. I got a gramophone at the summer house too. Until very recently I used a computer microphone from 1997. And my vacuum cleaner is from the 80s.
Yeah. I'm into retro and antique things, so I tend to stick with the stuff as long as they work. I'm 21 by the way. : P