We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Just 19% of teens have used a VHS

Only 11 percent have used music cassette

Fewer than one in five (19%) teenagers have used a VHS before, says MyVoucherCodes.co.uk.

Research by the online shopping site revealed that as technology changes at an alarming rate, many teenagers have never used music and audio formats that were popular a decade ago. Just four percent of 13 to 19 year olds had purchased a MiniDisc while just over one in ten (11 percent) had used a cassette tape. Furthermore, two percent of teens claim they still own a cassette.

Nearly a third (29 percent) had used a floppy disk to save documents from a PC, although nine percent claimed they didn't even known what a floppy disk was.

Nearly one in five (19 percent) of teens also said they had only ever experienced satellite or cable TV in their family home.

Mark Pearson, chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, said: "It's very surprising to see just how little the youth of today seem to know about technology that was around not so long ago".

"Discovering that some of the respondents were unaware of some of the devices really proves how quickly technology is advancing."

See also: Students waste whole day on Facebook, Twitter


IDG UK Sites

Apple promises developers better stability, performance for Swift

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Interview: Lauren Currie aims to help design students bridge skills gap

IDG UK Sites

12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours: new MacBook Air to have fingerprint ID, could launch...