Will sent me a link about Obsolete Skills I was fascinated. I deleted about half of them, mainly the tekkie ones. AND the one about Cave Wall Painting. Huh! I certainly don’t go that far back! 😡
I hope I cut all the repeats, but I have done all of these 109 things at least once!!
Now if my list is not enough you can always go back to the Blog Post.
Adjusting rabbit ears on top of a TV
Adjusting a television’s horizontal and vertical holds
Adjusting a television’s color and hue adjustments
Analogue radio listening and tuning in
Calculating a square root using pencil and paper
Cash Register used manually entering the prices
Changing the ball or ribbon on your Selectric Typewriter
Cleaning the balls inside a computer mouse for better traction
Clicking on the up and down arrows of a vertical scrollbar
Operate a credit card imprinter (click-clack)
Getting off the couch to change channels on your TV set?
Getting to know your neighbors?
Going outside? (instead of editing pointless Wikis) 😆
Having your gas pumped for you and your oil checked at a full-service gas station
Knowing what part of town someone lives in by their phone exchange
Loading a reel to reel tape drive
Look for a job in the classifieds
Looking up a business on the yellow pages
Making an operator assisted phone call
Making change in shillings and pence
Manually loading ink on a fountain pen from an bottle
Memorizing Multiplication Tables
Mailing in the order form of a catalog?
Operating an agitator washing machine and clothes ringer
Operating an Overhead Projector
Peeling the developer layer off a Polaroid?
Peeling back a lid from an sardine can with a key?
Putting a needle on a vinyl record
Reading a dictionary or encyclopedia
Reckoning arithmetic without aid?
Repairing small appliances? (replaced element in the Iron)
Rewinding an audio cassette using a Bic pen*
Ripping the little holes off the sides of the computer paper
Selling something in the Classified Ads?
Starting a car that has a manual choke
Operating a Treadle Sewing Machine
Untangling the cord of a telephone?
Using a manual choke in cold weather
Using carbon paper to make copies
Using a mangle to dry clothes?
Washing clothes with a washboard?
Watching a slide show with a slide projector
Winding up loose cassette tape with a pencil eraser before putting the cassette in the deck
Worrying about important things?
Writing email whilst offline and going online to send