Posted at 10:17 AM on August 11, 2009
by Julia Schrenkler
Books. Fountain pens. Rotary dial telephones. All things that have digital equivalents, but all things listed in the answers to Today's Question: What low-tech device do you refuse to give up?
Other answers include
"I love my original text messaging system - Morse Code. As a Boy Scout and later Amateur Radio Operator, I have used Morse Code for over 40 years. It's much faster than newer text messaging systems and more accurate than voice messaging.
Now...if I could only figure out a way to interface my Morse Code keyer to my cellphone..."
- Posted by Leslie Hittner
"I use a compass in my car to navigate the general direction that I'm driving. It is not as fancy as a Garmin GPS, but it won't bark the wrong direction while you're driving at 60mph on the highway."
- Posted by Dan
"My radio. I have had an am/fm clock radio since 1970 and i still use one 39 years later. This is about as low tech as it gets, but is key in my routine."
- Posted by John
What low-tech device do you love? Share your own reply to Today's Question.