Seeing how we’re nearing the end of the decade I got to thinking about technologies which have become (mostly) obsolete since 1999. I’m interested mainly in “current” consumer, non-niche technologies available at brick and mortar stores. For example, I’m aware you could still buy a brand new record player but they are really in niche use now. Or are they? Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Here’s my list:
-Portable cassette players. (portable CD players are not far behind, are they?)
-ISA/EISA interface. I remember having old hard drives that I could still hook up to a new motherboard in the early 2000s but at one point they stopped providing support.
-Floppy drives (yes, you can order them online, but again, it’s a niche).
-IOMega Zip drives.
-VCRs (too soon?).
That’s all I can think of for now, what else?