Top 25 things we MISS but no longer do due to technology

Top 25 things we MISS but no longer do due to technology

Ringing the speaking clock, printing photographs and sending love letters are among the tasks replaced by technology which we miss doing, a study has found.

Being able to remember phone numbers of loved ones off-by-heart is also among the things that technology has made easier, but that we wish hadn’t fallen victim to the online boom.

Making a mix tape is the activity people miss doing the most followed by putting photos into an album and recording TV shows and films onto VHS.

Having physical photos printed out and the excitement of taking in a film to be developed before you see how they came out completed the top five.

Writing a letter came sixth, with sending love letters and post cards following close behind. Having a pen friend came ninth while having a CD collection was at 10.

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But it also emerged that reliance on the internet and technology has made life much easier, with 48 per cent of those polled saying there is now less need to know their times tables off by heart and 43 per cent don’t miss having to fax documents.

The need to reverse charges in payphones to make a call, paying bills at the post office or in the bank and having to book tickets for events over the phone are also things people are glad to see the back of. And 40 per cent of us are glad they no longer have to buy TV listings to see what's on the box.

The study, carried out by OnePoll for British Airways found the average adult spends just over four hours of each day on the internet, with almost one in five admitting they are never more than a few feet away from an internet-enabled device.

To keep customers connected and to celebrate the launch of Wi-Fi on board, British Airways is partnering with Visa to connect customers on board the first Wi-Fi enabled flights.

Top 25 things we miss but no longer do due to technology

  1. Making mix-tapes

  2. Put photos into albums

  3. Recording films and TV shows using VHS

  4. Having printed photos around the house

  5. The excitement of having photographs developed before you can see them

  6. Handwritten letters

  7. Sending love letters

  8. Sending post-cards

  9. Having pen friends

  10. Buying CDs / having a CD collection

  11. Using public telephones

  12. Using a telephone directory

  13. Carrying a portable CD player

  14. Going into the travel agents to research a holiday

  15. Buying disposable cameras

  16. Turning to a hard copy of the Yellow Pages

  17. Playing traditional board games or cards

  18. Owning an encyclopedia

  19. Dialling directory enquiries

  20. Visiting car boot sales to sell old stuff

  21. Remembering phone numbers off by heart

  22. Hand-writing essays /school work

  23. Ringing the speaking clock

  24. Trying on pairs of shoes on the high street

  25. Dialling 1471 to see who called while you were out