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I had a curious thought

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With the impending obsolescence of airplanes with 4 engines, I find it amusing that airlines and the community at large still hugely identify with airplanes in this configuration. Just take all the airplane icons you see.

Some examples:
This one from the 'smiles' drop down - ✈

Some others I've plucked from the internet:
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While we’re at it, I gestured to my 14 year old to ’wind’ the car window up with the ‘circular arm motion’ and he thought there was something wrong with me!
 

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While we’re at it, I gestured to my 14 year old to ’wind’ the car window up with the ‘circular arm motion’ and he thought there was something wrong with me!
The car that I recently disposed of still has wind up windows
 
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Captain Halliday

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The car that I recently disposed of still has wind up windows
Mine is old enough that it still has them.

Miss H recently had a friend over who asked “what does this do?”

I said it was a fitness feature that allows you to exercise your arm while driving.💪

She believed me too.

Then Miss H ruined my fun.
 

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While we’re at it, I gestured to my 14 year old to ’wind’ the car window up with the ‘circular arm motion’ and he thought there was something wrong with me!
My granddaughter came home really excited after being driven home in a school friends parents car.

"Their car is really cool, they have fishing reels in the back and they make the windows go up and down."
 

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I thought it was a 51/4 " disk :)
Not to get too hung up on it, but the missing corner and the slide-in-place metal cover at the top point to it being a 3 1⁄2-inch format disk. This is different to both the 3 1/4-inch format disk and 5 1/4-inch format disk in that both did not have a missing corner or a slide-in-place metal cover (it was more of a vertical orientation than the horizontal one). :p

It is weird that some of the icons we use that are universal are based on technology that isn't relevant anymore.
 

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I get paper work from the US government on "quarto" sized paper.
 

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There was a video a while ago of a dad watching his two teenagers try to dial a number on a rotary phone. Funny.
 

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And Ho Chi Minh city is still SGN and Beijing is still PEK..... and people still ask for Fax numbers.....
 

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The medical profession still uses faxes, it’s a systemic thing.
.............and a couple of banks still use faxes for documents as well as sending forms out via snail mail instead of emailing the blank forms. :rolleyes::mad:
 

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