Making mixtapes, printing photographs and sending love letters are among the tasks replaced by technology which we miss doing, a study has found.
The poll of 2,000 adults revealed a string of formerly common tasks which have been replaced by the rise of technology, wi-fi, and smartphones.
Carrying a portable CD player, owning an encyclopedia and being able to remember phone numbers of loved ones off by heart are also among the things that technology has made easier, but that we wish hadn’t fallen victim to the online boom.
The British Airways commissioned study found 58 percent of people reckon the majority of their activities now rely heavily on technology, with 54 percent of those admitting it’s important they can connect to wi-fi when travelling to keep them content at all times.
The study, carried out via onepoll.com, 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.
Top 25 things we miss but no longer do due to technology
1. Making mixtapes
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 postcards
9. Having pen friends
10. Buying CDs and 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 and school work
23. Ringing the speaking clock
24. Trying on pairs of shoes on the high street
25. Carrying floppy disk