Brits pine for old and analogue tech
Vinyl, CD and VHS all still popular
Blu-ray and MP3 may be conquering the world, but vinyl, CD and VHS still hold a special place in the hearts of UK adults, according to survey into so-called graveyard-bound technology.
A survey of just over 2000 people by Moneysupermarket.com discovered that the three aging media formats would each be a top ‘resurrection’ choice for most Blighty adults, should they have a chance to revive a technology that’s either been consigned to the dustbin or that's on its way there.
Surprisingly, the humble telegram fell into fifth place – perhaps because some people like the idea of waiting several days for a message to arrive, instead of the near-instant delivery that email offers.
Cassettes were also popular and claimed seventh place - although one manufacturer has already cottoned onto our love of reel-to-reel and mix tapes by launching the MP3 Cassette. Digital cameras may not to be to everyone’s taste either, with the 35mm camera making its presence felt in the survey.
Rob Barnes, head of broadband and mobiles at Moneysupermarket.com, said that although people are “embracing the digital age,” there are clearly still some technologies and storage formats revered from yesteryear.
The horizon is always plentiful with new technologies though, so in decades to come people may look back and wish they could resurrect everything from the iPod to the digital camera and SD card.