Comment is free readers decide which gadgets of the modern age have already been forgotten, and those from today that are likely to be in the future
Created by oliverlaughland on Jan 23, 2012
Last updated: 01/23/12 at 01:33 PM
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You weren't a teenager in the noughties unless you got dumped on MSN at some point in your acne years. And whilst the chat site is still up and running, now as Windows Live Messenger, we've got a sneaky suspicion today's youth are more tuned into Skype and G-chat. Suggestion: Cif user shallowgrave
Tamagotchis are handheld digital pets, popular during the mid 1990s and, apparently still avaialble today (who knew?) - they were first launched in 1996 and entertained children in playgrounds around the world for a number of years. Suggestion: Cif user Cryogenic
A disc based data storage device used mostly to listen to and record music. Developed by Sony in September 1992. Contribution from Cif user: xyzzy
This telecommunications network was flawed by its ability to make calls, rather than receive them and only operate if a user was within close proximity to a Rabbit 'base station'. Unfortunately for its 2000 users the service only lasted 12 months after it was taken over by the early mobile
A handheld games console that used barcodes as its gaming mechanism (and you wonder why it wasn't more of a success). Suggestion: MarcBurrows
Yes there were disks before this, but the 3 and a half inch was obviously the pinnacle of all floppies
The Sinclair ZX81 was a popular and chic personal computer that boasted a collosal (in those days) 1kb memory. Although discontinued in 1984 this hasn't stopped Cif Middle East editor Brian Whitaker holding on to his, although he is ready to accept any reasonable bids.
Remember those screeching phone noises every time you dialled up the net to flick to Napster and angelfire? Apparently, dial-up was first used in the late 1970s... Suggestion: Cif user PonchoD
It may have helped millions plan the timing of their TV dinners in 70s, 80s and 90s but Ceefax is getting shut down in October this year and we're guessing it won't be long before today's youth forget it ever existed. Suggestion: Cif user WhitbreadBighead
Betamax - a consumer video casette system developed by Sony that competed with, and was eventually outmoded by VHS.
Although it's possible to trace the origins of the pager back to the 1920s - the first consumer product was brought to market in 1974 by motorola. Subsequently popularised by hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest in their single 'Skypager' and referenced by Destiny's Child in 'Bugaboo' - even this street cred couldn't save it from oblivion in an SMS savvy world
The Reliant Robin was a three wheeled car and due its lightweight chassis, drivers enjoyed a cheaper driving licence. Suggestion from Cif user Deviantinc
A transparent disc, used predominantly for playing film. The players were "a thing of beauty," according to those who remember them. The final nail in the coffin must have been when a bundle of the discs appeared in Back To The Future Two, unfortunately depicted as garbage in the year 2015. Suggestion: Cif user iainl
Although the 8-track tape system was popular in the US it never quite made it over here and was eventually replaced by the casette. Suggestion: Cif user paulmckeown
The Teasmade, an automated tea making machine that also functioned as an alarm clock - the idea was first coined in 1891 but its modern incarnation was popular in the 1970s. Suggestion: Cif production editor Charlotte Baxter