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Obsolete Technology - The AOL CD in the Mail

By CG IT ·
Ran across this article on PC Magazine by JR Rapheal on Obsolete Technology. One mentions the AOL CD in the mail. Laughed at that one.

One mentioned was the C:> I think linux users would disagree that the C:> prompt is obsolete.

here's a link to the complete listing.

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For some reason....

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Obsolete Technology - Th ...

...thinking of the AOL CDs reminds me of the one Hellraiser movie, where the DJ is turned into a cenobite.

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interesting site, but not all are obsolete

by DadsPad In reply to Obsolete Technology - Th ...

I still use an answering machine.

Was fun to see what was common and now a thing of the past. And it was not that long ago!!

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Too bad

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Obsolete Technology - Th ...

about the CD in the mail business. Those things made great 'scarecrows'.

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I've got dozens of them.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Obsolete Technology - Th ...

Pinned up in the computer room on our 'Wall of Shame', going back to AOL 4.0. Probably about 150, no two alike. Friends used to bring them to me from trips or their mail. I think it's been a couple of years since I got a new one. One of my favorites is labeled en Espanol. Another I just found in the street, unwrapped and a little scuffed but otherwise displayable.

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Bird scarers

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Obsolete Technology - Th ...

AOL CDs were great for that. Dangle them off some string across you new sowings.
Even a slight breeze would keep them the flock off.

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Driveway markers

by robo_dev In reply to Bird scarers

For the snowy climates where you need driveway markers, an AOL CD on a stick makes a great low-cost reflector.

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AOL on a stick ROFL

by CG IT In reply to Driveway markers
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by jck In reply to Obsolete Technology - Th ...

#40: I have had a MySpace account for 3 years...gave it up. Had Facebook for a little over a year...about to give it up. Never will touch Twitter.

I still come to work, go to a pub, and go out to events on occassion.

There's nothin like actually "being there".

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by Forum Surfer In reply to UGH!

No amount of creative FB, myspace or whatever writing about how you wish to be depicted can make up for honest to goodness personality and BEING the person you want to be depicted as.

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I disagree with 5 completely

by Forum Surfer In reply to Obsolete Technology - Th ...

There's something to be said for getting to someone the old fashioned way. A blind date through a trusted friend who knows your likes and dislikes is acceptable. Some guys with no social skills use dating websites and social websites as a substitute for good old fashioned conversation, charm, personality and gentlemanly conduct. The real you is how you conduct yourself and how you treat others, not how you desire to be portrayed. Online dating life has made it easy for some people to mask their character flaws through creative writing and conversation.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not above it...but I do prefer meeting people the old fashioned way. Either through word of mouth or just walking up to a complete, total stranger and starting a conversation. ****, it's fun. Online dating feels more like catalog shopping, with no thrill in the selection process.


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