How times have changed. Perhaps if you're old enough, you recall some of these. has compiled a list of 50 tasks that many Americans used to undertake on a daily or regular basis, but just don't anymore due directly to technological advances - especially because of computers, the internet and smart phones.

See if you recall the last time you did any of these activities:

  • Use a public or pay telephone
  • Call a movie theater to find out showtimes
  • Record a TV show using a VCR
  • Make a collect phone call, or reverse the charges
  • Make mix cassette tapes
  • Call the 24-hour phone operator to get the correct time ("at the tone, the time will be...)
  • Use a dictionary to check the spelling of a word.

For the complete list of 50 things we just don't seem to do anymore, click on the button below.