36 Things That Will Be Obsolete Soon

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When’s the last time you popped in a cassette tape? Rented a movie at a video store? Wrote a check for groceries?

Maybe you still do some — or all — of these things. But chances are good you’ve replaced many of what used to be common, everyday activities with more technologically updated trends.

It can be tough to believe that many of the things we once considered essential could one day disappear. Laura Ingalls Wilder couldn’t foresee the end of the covered wagon era back when she was crossing the prairie in one, either.

But as the co-author of two books about faded childhood trends — “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?” and “The Totally Sweet ’90s” — I can assure you, obsolescence is always grabbing new victims.

Here’s a look at some of the things that are still with us, yet are slowly but surely fading from everyday use.

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