Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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A quaint relic of a bygone era ?

I went to Portobello Road and my first two car boot sales of the year last weekend. Didn't get much, but one of the items I bought was something I would have snapped up without hesitation a couple of years ago - tonight I listed it on eBay and I'm not even sure I'm going to get my money back. This is how I described it:

This is either a quaint relic of a bygone era of international travel or a useful accessory for the upcoming resumption of international trade - either way, they normally seem to sell at £20 or more including postage, I'm starting low and with no reserve.

What is it? 

One of these



A kit Apple sell with plugs for six different areas of the world. I think that this is the UK mix. Notably does not include Switzerland, which you'd think someone like a business traveller might want to go to occasionally - they used a weird 3-prong plug which is not included - probably other large areas missing. Possibly large chunks of the "third world", for example, I haven't checked which plugs are used in which countries.

So... what other hitherto-common products may seem dated or outmoded in years to come as a result of Covid etc? Any thoughts?



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