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Gallery: 10 pieces of obsolete technology still in use today

​Dial-up internet

The tech world moves fast, but not always as fast as you think. Obsolete technology has a tendency to hang on, and hang on strong. Here's a list of 10 pieces of obsolete technology that are still alive and kicking, starting with a surprising one: dial-up internet.

Everyone remembers that screeching sound, followed by "You've got mail."

The days of connecting to the internet with a 56K modem are over for most of us, but approximately three percent of Americans are holding out--that's about 9.5 million people. Who are they--and do they know they could get online faster?

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.