The Huffington post has a piece on "things that became obsolete this decade". Some of the things listed included : Travel agencies, VHS tapes and VCRs, bookstores (Something we know too well in Laredo), maps, encyclopedias and even cursive writing which is something I had already heard about on one of the other local blogs. Here's an excerpt from the Huffington Post's article with accompanying picture above.
While wristwatches are certainly still a style statement and/or status symbol for many, they've increasingly been replaced by cellphones, laptops, and other gadgets, which tell time and eliminate the need for an extra accessory. A survey by Beloit College of its class of 2014 found, "Few incoming freshmen know how to write in cursive or have ever worn a wristwatch."