Hee. I just yesterday came across a shoebox of cassettes that I had saved out of hundreds I got rid of easily a decade ago. These ones I saved because they were mainly obscure artists or compilations made by friends. So I had myself a grand old evening of reliving old memories and thoroughly enjoying myself. Of course, a lot of the artists I was able to track down on YouTube and also on a couple of the online radio stations, something that would not have been possible ten years ago, so I kind of doubt I will give the cassettes much more play time.
I still have a landline. I do not like talking on the phone much, so I do not feel the need to have a portable device, and I am far too cheap to want a smart phone with online capability etc. If I am out and about and feel the need for distraction, a book will do me just fine. Also, my ISP gives me the land line for practically nothing ($10 a month) as a bit of a loyal customer perk, so it works for my lifestyle.
I cancelled my cable a few months ago and upgraded my internet connection (MUCH cheaper). I was quite surprised to find that with the cable still plugged into the back o the TV, I still get a few channels coming in clear as a bell. This is much different from days of yore when I did not have cable. No antenna necessary! I have not actually bothered to watch anything now that the DVR is gone, because I dončt have the patience to sit through commercials, but it is good to know the option is there.