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Top 50 tasks wiped out by technology!

On top of the list is checking film shows timings on the internet.

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Updated:December 12, 2011, 3:55 PM IST
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Top 50 tasks wiped out by technology!
On top of the list is checking film shows timings on the internet.

London: From writing a letter to reading a map, a survey has revealed the top 50 tasks which have been wiped out by technology. On top of the list is checking film shows timings on the internet; trips to the travel agent are also increasingly a thing of the past, again thanks to the web, the survey of 3,000 adults found.

Other activities that are becoming redundant include recording TV programmes on VHS, dialling directory enquiries and using a public telephone box. Paying bills at the post office and checking a map before a car journey are also no longer part of everyday life, along with using telephone directories and address books, the Daily Mail reported.

Printing photographs is falling out of favour, because of the advance of digital cameras and the tendency to store pictures on computers or on social networking websites.

But Claire Galbois-Alcaix of online back-up specialists Mozy.co.uk, which commissioned the research, said this trend had setbacks. She said: "Many people just don't realise just how many irreplaceable personal memories and documents they have on their smartphones and laptops which could be at risk.

"This is why it's important to ensure our online possessions, like precious photos, favourite music and important documents like CVs and wills are securely backed up online."

The research, which examined the impact technology has had on people's lives over the last 30 years, also indicated that the average Briton now has more than four computing devices in their home.

Six in ten said their lives had been enriched by new technology, and 75 per cent were convinced their gadgets save them at least two hours per week in running errands.

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