Are YOU Out of Date?

 A poll on "retro activities" found: 7% of people haven't used a printer . . . 10% have never used a wall calendar . . . 11% have never bought a newspaper . . . and 33% haven't typed on a typewriter.



FULL STORY: It's 2023, which means that you might have to be in your 40s to remember a time BEFORE the Internet. And some stuff that was only around for a few years . . . like Friendster, Koosh balls, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas . . . are in danger of being forgotten.



A new poll asked people how often they did various "retro activities." They included people of ALL AGES, and here's a rundown of what they found:



1. 6% haven't listened to music on a cassette.


2. 7% haven't used a printer in their own home.


3. 9% haven't sent a postcard.


4. 10% haven't taken photos on a non-disposable camera that used film.


5. 10% haven't used a wall calendar to keep track of birthdays and events.


6. 11% haven't bought a physical newspaper.


7. 12% haven't used a fountain pen to write.  (It's actually shocking that 88% have . . . unless they were a little loose on their definition of "fountain pen." That might be the case. 13% say they "currently" use fountain pens.)


8. 13% haven't used a Yellow Pages to look up a phone number.


9. 14% haven't used a public pay phone to make a phone call.


10. 15% haven't listened to music on a vinyl record player, even if it's hip again.


11. 16% haven't used a floppy disc on a computer.


12. 18% haven't used a physical road map.  (This one is underappreciated. The next time you're navigating an unfamiliar area with navigation on your cell phone, imagine trying to do it with a paper map.)


13. 19% haven't connected to the internet using a dial-up connection.


14. 19% haven't paid for something using a check.


15. 25% haven't made a phone call on a rotary phone.


16. 26% haven't watched a black-and-white television.


17. 26% haven't owned an encyclopedia.


18. 33% haven't typed on a typewriter.


19. 36% haven't sent a fax.


20. 42% haven't smoked a cigarette.


21. 44% haven't written to a pen-pal.


22. 73% haven't used a pager.


23. 73% haven't had an account on MySpace.


24. 78% haven't sent or received a telegram.

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