Monday, March 05, 2012

Letter or legal?

A question of degrees
London, ON, November 2011
About this photo: We're wrapping up our exploration of all things greyish. Click here to share yours. Tune in tonight - 7:00 p.m. Eastern - for our new theme, past its prime.
You don't see a lot of these around, anymore. I'm guessing the humble paper slicer (morbidly known as a guillotine) is another one of those pieces of equipment increasingly pushed to the margins by the relentless march of technology.

The parent in me won't be upset, as these things, with their huge, unprotected blades, always gave me the willies. But the photographer in me might miss the visuals, or the sounds, or the reminder of a time when getting work done didn't necessarily mean plugging it in and booting it up.

Your turn: What other things is technology slowly - or not-so-slowly - slowly replacing?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Land line telephones?

(The only kind I possess, still...)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Carmi, do u have a Staples (office supply store)? They still use it.. I remember using it when I worked as an aide in the schools.. and yes they had a 'tie' attachment to the handle as as reminder for the user to put in place... that definitely eliminated a trip to the nurse's office..