Old fashioned words

Another piece of pure genius by Scott Adams:

“I was reminded of this the other day at the movies. The theater asks customers to silence their “cell phones.” This already seems old fashioned to me. I only own one phone. It’s in my left front pocket all the time. It’s my home phone, my work phone, and my cell phone. All of those terms will be old fashioned in your lifetime. Your kids will simply have a “phone.”

Do you remember when computers were “multimedia”? That word went away as soon as every computer could handle sound and video. The descriptor “high definition” will evaporate in about ten years too. And you won’t have to talk about “downloading” music because that’ll be the only way to get it.

Recently a friend joked about going to the library to help with his son’s school project. He said it felt like going back in time, to pre-Internet days. I wonder if libraries have an expiration date on them. I’m guessing yes.

I also wonder when the “e-“ will disappear from e-mail. I’m trying to remember the last time I wrote the kind of letter that requires a stamp. I’m guessing it was about seven years ago. I don’t even check my physical mailbox daily. I only check it when I think it might be too full for the mailman to stuff more crap in there.

Do you have any soon-to-be-old-fashioned words to add?”

How about “cordless phones”?

2 thoughts on “Old fashioned words

  1. about “cordless phones”. I think this one is pretty much gone, but has been replaced by “corded phone”: in case we lose power, or the batteries in the phones all die, I keep one “corded phone” plugged-in. It’s in my office, where none of my children will be forced to deal with the complexity of a phone that limits where you walk while talking.

    It is now the exception to the rule.

  2. about “cordless phones”. I think this one is pretty much gone, but has been replaced by “corded phone”: in case we lose power, or the batteries in the phones all die, I keep one “corded phone” plugged-in. It’s in my office, where none of my children will be forced to deal with the complexity of a phone that limits where you walk while talking.

    It is now the exception to the rule.

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