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Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Old School L




L is for Laser Discs and Landline Phones.

I first encountered the big Laser Discs back in the Philippines. We rented movies and the size of the discs were like a long-playing vinyl album. It was huge compared to the DVD sizes we now have. I can say that Laser Discs are totally obsolete at this very moment. I haven't seen one at all! Have you? I'm sure they're in a technology museum somewhere. Anyways, I don't really miss it. It's bulky. Plus the LD players spit out a big plate where you put the LD on. More accidents to happen with a huge plate!

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I still use a landline phone at work, but not at home. I don't think a lot of people have landline phones inside their houses nowadays. With the popularity of cellphones, who needs a landline phone? The dial-up modem users, I'm sure they do. Somewhere up the mountains? Do you have a landline phone at home?


12 comments:

  1. I have to have a landline b/c it's bundled w/ our cable & internet but I was grateful for it when for some reason there was no cell service for several hours one day. My cousin had a laser disc player in the 80s & tons of discs. They were so heavy as I recall too.

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    1. Oh yeah, I totally forgot about the cable and internet bundles. When Shaggy had a U-verse with AT&T, we didn't need a landline. When we moved to a different city, U-verse was not available and Direct TV required a landline. It sucks.

      Yes, Laser Discs were huge and the players were heavy.

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  2. We were sort of left without a choice in acquiring a landline phone because our cell phones do not get good reception on the island we live on. So we have both cell and landline phones. I don't think I've ever heard of laser discs. Nice blog for "L".

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! Yup, cellphone carriers need to upgrade/improve their cell towers/antennae. I guess landlines arent' totally obsolete.

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  3. I never owned a laser disc player (by-passed that generation of tech), but still do use a landline. The cell service in our home is so iffy that we cannot afford the risk of not being able to call out. :)

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    1. I can imagine how that is. I can never live in a place without cell signal. I'd die. LOL

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristen! It will take me a while to research about who to award it next. I must thoroughly research about it. Again, thanks.

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  5. We still have a landline because you need one in order to get a broadband internet connection. And we also don't have to pay for landline calls. And I wouldn't want to have long conversations on a mobile, because of all the toxic rays that can drill their way into your brain ... :/

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    1. Yup, landlines are cheaper. One low monthly fee. That's it! How I wish cellphones are like that, too.

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  6. I think I read somewhere that only 1/3 of the US homes have gotten rid of landlines. I still have one.

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