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8 Everyday Things That Refuse to Die

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Ever reached in your pocket and wondered why you’re still carrying around pennies? Why have phone booths disappeared but not parking meters? Welcome to the world of the hangers-on in everyday life, the persistent products and services that seem to resist change. Here are eight, with the backstories of why technology and social change haven’t killed them off—yet. Have a look:

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