6 ‘old school’ things technology can never replace

From tablets to smartphones to apps, new technology seems to be everywhere. But these six “old” items will never go out of style.

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Keeping up with technology is part of my job.

I have to know about the newest social networks, be aware of the many devices on which people can get the news, and stay familiar with industry lingo.

But I have to be honest: While I’m aware of new technology and frequently adopt it, there is some “old” technology I’m not willing to part with. I don’t know if I ever will be.

Technological advances are important. Without them, we wouldn’t have things like air conditioning, television or modern medicine. It can be easy to get carried away with new technology and shove aside old, trusty items for flashy new ones, but sometimes the newfangled toys simply aren’t as good as the ones they replace.

Here are a few examples of old technology that deserve a second look before you cast them aside:

1. Sticky notes

I love sticky notes. I love them so much my boss gave me a package of pretty ones for my birthday.

While smartphone reminders are helpful—I use them often—sticky notes can be more convenient.

I keep a stack (or two or three) on my desk so I can jot down quick notes or reminders for myself. More often than not, it’s faster for me to scribble something down on paper than get out my phone, scroll to the right app, type a note and save it.

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