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OBSOLESCENCE

Broadcast on October 15, 2020

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Technical Obsolescence (T.O)

Functional Obsolescence

Architectural Obsolescence

Style Obsolescence

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Writing

By hand

Slate
Chalk / Blackboard
Pencil / Sharpener
Mechanical Pencil
Pen / Ink
Ball Pen / Disposable / Long lasting
Soft Pen / Whiteboard
Slide / Projector

Aids

Short hand
Typewriter
Selectric (e.g IBM)
Word Processor (e.g Wang)
Word Processing / Language Processing Systems

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Computing

Mental arithmetic
Abacus
Logarithmic Tables
Slide Rule
Adding Machines
Mechanical Calculators
Electric /Electro-mechanical / Electronic Calculators, Tabulators, Unit Record Machines
Computers (Generations)
PCs

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Communications

Telegraphy
Signals / Semaphores
Rotary Phones
Switch boards / Telephone Exchange
Smart Phones
Convergence of Computers and Communications (VOIP, on-line meetings, …)

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Miscellaneous

Smart watches (additional functions)

Antique Shows / Museums

Converters (transfer information from old devices and formats)

Friend who has advanced equipment to enjoy vinyl records

Life Long Learning (to safeguard against T.O)

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