A skill I miss using is the DOS Tree from Windows 3.1. I was talking about that with a friend of mine online and they pointed me toward this Web site. What you’ll find here is an A to Z listing of skills that have become obsolete over time. Let’s check it out!
You’ll find the link to the A to Z listing of obsolete skills on the side menu. Some examples of those skills are:
Be Kind, Rewind
Centering Text on a Typewriter
Formatting a Floppy Disk
Tying Shoes with Hook Laces
Each one is linked to its entry, so you can click on the title to learn more. The entry will describe the following:
Field, Went Obsolete, Made Obsolete By, Knowledge Assumed and When Useful. They might also have a more descriptive entry after those sections are filled out.
On the main page, you’ll also find a link to a list of new skills that have never been heard of before. That listing is set up the same way as the list of obsolete skills.
Some examples are:
Adobe Photoshop Skills
Maintain an Online Identity
Protect Personal Identity from Theft
Send a Text Message
Understanding That a Mouse Doesn’t Necessarily Have Fur
I think these lists give an interesting look into the way our lives have changed over the years!