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Filofax organisers.

Filiofax organisers, that made some of us think we looked super cool and important. Whatever happened to those?

Just wondering. Roll_eyes 


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Re: Filofax organisers.

Never had one...never needed one.... !   Roll_eyes

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Re: Filofax organisers.

We all realised how uncool they really were.

 

Who really wanted to look like Del Boy in Yuppy Love.

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Re: Filofax organisers.

The iPhone and similar took over, like the ipad/laptop for the typewriter

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Re: Filofax organisers.

I guess they got replaced by PDA's.

Which was then replaced by common sense.

 

I always wanted a Filofax as I did think they looked smart.

A bit like having a flashy briefcase. Just to keep your sandwiches in.

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Re: Filofax organisers.

And now we have our entire lives past and present on our smart phones although my own second hand one lives unobserved in the car just for emergencies.

Like shutter I never used a filofax in fact the kids/wife bought one for me back in the day and, well it never got used which was a shame because I seem to recall they weren't exactly cheap.

Now had it been a single malt...


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Re: Filofax organisers.

Still got mine, not used now obviously but loads of memories , especially the addresses section 😁
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Re: Filofax organisers.

@LifeonMars 

But 'a little black Filofax' doesn't have such a ring to itWink

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Re: Filofax organisers.

I remember getting a freebie from Viking Direct (office supplies etc.) many moons ago, never used it, found it in its box several years ago, probably chucked it, can't remember.  ISTR it wasn't the genuine article.

 


@Minivanman wrote:

And now we have our entire lives past and present on our smart phones although my own second hand one lives unobserved in the car just for emergencies.

 


So has it got someone elses entire life past and present on it?  Roll_eyes

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@RobPN 

Could have been Roll_eyes

But no, it was one of my daughter's old phone and we took all the photographs off and cleared all data. Now clean as a whistle, new sim of course and now just a PAYG el cheapo with credit carried forward.

I doubt if it cost me more than a tenner last year with O2. Thumbs_Up

 


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Re: Filofax organisers.

Them digital organisers were cool... you could keep names and numbers on those and look proper swanky lol

I had the zeon tech with 3kb to start with ... cool little gizmo at the time... Then i found the ultimate monster for it's money.. .zlso zeon tech but 32kb memory, world time zones (seemed cool but ultimately pointless to a non traveller lol), also a scheduler and the ultimate gizmo... infra red communication to share records with another identical device. I suspect the latter was the most unused feature of all despite being the coolest..

In fact i still have the second one here somewhere... took 4 cr2032 batteries to power it and then a 5th for memory backup lol... and yes it was costly when they needed replacing!

 

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Re: Filofax organisers.

I suppose one good thing about the filofax was that your information was at least safe from hackers and that the only real danger would have been if you left had it on the bus or somewhere. No backup either, what a disasters! 


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Re: Filofax organisers.

And a counselling service was set up for people who lost their Filofax and had not 'backed up' the data in it.