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.
How tech has made life easier
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
- Making mix-tapes
- Put photos into albums
- Recording films and TV shows using VHS
- Having printed photos around the house
- The excitement of having photographs developed before you can see them
- Handwritten letters
- Sending love letters
- Sending post-cards
- Having pen friends
- Buying CDs / having a CD collection
- Using public telephones
- Using a telephone directory
- Carrying a portable CD player
- Going into the travel agents to research a holiday
- Buying disposable cameras
- Turning to a hard copy of the Yellow Pages
- Playing traditional board games or cards
- Owning an encyclopedia
- Dialling directory enquiries
- Visiting car boot sales to sell old stuff
- Remembering phone numbers off by heart
- Hand-writing essays /school work
- Ringing the speaking clock
- Trying on pairs of shoes on the high street
- Dialling 1471 to see who called while you were out