I think there may have been a similar thread once before, but fuck if I can find it.
So everyone these days has their iWhatnots, can check the weather via text message, can book reservations at an uber chic restaurant by clicking a few buttons on their phone, which is way fucking good, but what old ways of doing things do you think are just plain better than the new ways? Note: this is not the thread where you out-retro everyone with tales of still communicating via telegraph, or how you wish gas stations had attendants, or how cool you think your rotary phone is. While rotary phones are indeed very cool, my point here is there are still some very low tech ways of doing things that you may not just find to be preferable (perhaps out of habit?) than the newer and fancier high tech ways, but just think are all out better.
For example, I keep track of my calendar on an actual calendar. I agree to events, or make social plans weeks in advance that I won’t remember off the top of my head, so I scribble on the actual calendar on my wall the dates of shit I need to do. To me, that’s just easier than having to consult my phone or computer or whatever to remind myself what’s going on. I just look at the calendar on my wall, et voila, there’s my whole month in front of my eyes in black and white. Could not be easier.
I’ve also found mincing food by hand with a knife is simpler and easier to clean than using food dicing gizmos.
So those are my examples. Yous guys?