Since my last attempt at a neologism didn’t exactly become a household word, here we go again, with an XTLA (Extended Three-Letter Acronym): “Technology Rejected At Goodwill.”
- phonograph turntable (two)
- phonograph turntable capable of playing 78s (neither, alas, though I have been known to play things at the wrong speed and then digitally speed them up)
- 8 track player (no)
- cassette player (four, two component decks, one Walkman, one in the car)
- 5 1/4 floppy drive (in my backup machine)
- 3 1/2 floppy drive (in all three machines)
- a car with a carburetor (not since 1995)
- a non-cable-ready TV (two portables)
- a dial phone (yes)
- a corded phone (yes, same phone as #9)
- a winding wristwatch (yes, though it needs repair)
- a manual typewriter (not anymore)
Brian J. suggests a few additions. I have no ancient game consoles, but I do have three working VCRs, one of which is Beta format (and Beta Hi-Fi at that), and a LaserDisc player.
And come to think of it, I donated a non-cable-ready TV (19-inch Curtis Mathes, the most expensive television in America, and darn well worth it) to Goodwill circa 2001. Maybe this neologism needs a little fine tuning.