Things to get rid of and what to keep around if possible
Things to Keep
As we move deeper into the digital age, many of the little things
we once knew and cherished are becoming obsolete. There’s
next to nothing you can’t do with an iPhone, and uses for board
games and nice watches and printed photos will soon become
a thing of the past, if they aren’t already. These are the things
we should always keep in our lives, no matter how old
fashioned they will eventually become.
Because scrolling through a feed just isn’t the same as flipping
through an album, and everyone should have some beautiful
picture frames in their home. It’s great to have digital backups,
but the printed photo is something that should never become
Cards, Chase, Ludo, Ayo games all these can be or have been
digitally altered or defiled but in most cases people still prefer
the physical performance of each other during the period of the
games and challenges. This can be done online but this is with
people you see, feel, touch and talk to.
Journals, Sticky notes and Letters
I know simple things like these are easily digitized, but having
someone take the time to write to you just seems so much
more thoughtful. Also, I never remember to look at the list of
things I need while shopping if not written on a piece of paper in
front of my face.
People tends to still attach much validity and authenticity to
letters, for official purposes, business,political and other areas
Bells,Watches, Clock and Hard Copy Map
We don’t have to integrate every second of the day with
technology. Don’t be the person who’s stranded and screwed
when your phone gives out. Probably, you need something to
fall back to.
Things to get rid of if possible.
As America switches to a digital signal, many are throwing out
their old television sets. The switch to the digital television
signal makes old analog televisions obsolete. For the last 70
plus years people have watched television on analog.
Tin Foil & TV Antenna
If you don’t have cable or satellite TV, you’ll recognize the rabbit
ear antenna. As you switched between channels, you have to
move each arm of the antenna back and forth, up and down to
get the best reception. If it the picture is still fuzzy, to extend
your reach you can wrap tin foil on the ends of both antenna
arms in hopes of boosting the signal and getting a clear picture.
Spindle & Spider (Turntable Player)
The red disc is call a “Spider” and was inserted into the middle
of a 45 record so it could be played on a turntable. The spindle
was used to stack a few records at a time so as one record
finished playing, the arm with the record needle would retract
and cause the spindle to drop the next record.
White Out & Typewriter Ball
If you ever had to type a paper on a typewriter, not a computer,
you always had a bottle of White Out handy. If you made a
mistake, you painted over it with White Out, blew on it to dry it,
and then typed over your mistake.
Pencil & Cassette
Say you’re rocking out to the latest cassette tape or the Talking
Head when suddenly your Walkman malfunctions and tape
starts spitting out into giant pile on the floor. Throw away the
tape? Never. Simply grab a trusty No. 2 pencil, insert it into a
cassette hole and twist to pull the tape safely back into the
cassette. Can you imagine such a primitive method/technology?
Looking into the Website
features to be avoided
We've all been there — yelling at a computer screen or
particular website because the antiquated design prevents you
from getting where you want to go and it can cost you potential
clients or customers.
Website features small businesses should avoid (or get rid of)
at all costs.
Many sites uses too many elements that bring no real value to
the audience. There are too many crowded designs and too
much text on one page. Too many icons and photos. Sidebars,
Automated Popups, Autoplay Videos etc.
Flash Intros & Stock Photos
Flash intros are annoying for the customer, take too long to load
mostly when there's slow internet connections.
Authenticity and personality are more important now than ever.
Customers want to interact with brands they trust and want to
learn about the people behind the company.
Try taking photos of your team or customers.
Web 2.0 is nearly 10 years old by now, we still see that most
sites require the user to reload full pages at a time to navigate
necessary to reload entire pages. Instead, only the portion of
the page changing will reload. This makes navigation much
quicker, and the site responds much more quickly.
Can most of the features mentioned in this presentation be
completely gotten rid of in time? or many will never do without