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By Anna Jane Grossman

ISBN-10: 0810978490

ISBN-13: 9780810978492

A cultural catalog of daily issues speedily becoming rarities—from landlines to snicker tracks.
such a lot of issues have disappeared from our daily global, or are at the verge of vanishing. a few we may possibly already give some thought to as historical relics, like typewriters (and their accompanying bottles of correction fluid). Others look like they have been right here simply the day before today, like increase packing containers and CDs.
We could suppose fond nostalgia for convinced goods of yore: encyclopedias, newspapers, lighthouses. different goods, like MSG, now not a lot. yet because the speed of switch retains accelerating, it’s worthy taking a second to mark the passing of the gadgets of our lives, from passbooks and pay telephones to secretaries and skate keys. And to mirror on yes endangered phenomena which may be worthy attempting to carry on to—like privateness, or cash.
This considerate alphabetized compendium invitations us to have a look at the various issues, rules, and behaviors that experience long past the best way of the subway token—and to mirror on what's ephemeral, and what's really timeless.

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