While everyone talks about smartphones and Google Glass, there are plenty of people in the U.S. who still use old gadgets.   I will admit I have a VCR, and I still use it from time to time, since my DVR only allows so many hours of recording until it gets full and tells me---"Tough Luck!"   It's funny I really can't remember the last time I used a payphone in the past 14 years--the time that I've owned a cellphone.  And you just don't see payphones around much anymore.  Don't see many around Bismarck and Mandan!


Here are some obsolete technologies Americans still use:

Dial-Up Internet – A recent survey found that four percent of American adults still use a modem to get online.

Pagers – Amazingly, Americans bought about $7 million worth of new pagers last year.

Pay Phones – The U.S. still has 305,000 working pay phones – and people used those phones to place around 50 million calls in 2012.

VHS and Cassette Tapes – Amazing, but true … 13 million blank cassettes and VHS tapes were sold in America last year. Do you even know where you can buy these things anymore?

Film – Remember the good old days when you needed something called “film” to actually take a picture? Well, some people are still living in those good old days, to the tune of 35 million rolls of film yearly. (LiveScience.com)