In the old days (you know, like the 1990s?), people used to connect in ways that the new generation knows nothing about. In fact, if I told a 10 year old with a laptop that his grandparents lived without the Internet and only a simple phone that could only call people, his jaw would probably drop.
Now, despite all the many technological innovations of the last several decades, many members of older generations are still living by these, shall we say, ancient habits.
Here are some new, tech-involved ways to do the tasks that the oldies used to do with rotary phones: