FALLING iPad sales have confirmed that the computer fad is now over.
Users say the novelty of computers has worn off, and they will soon go the same way as earlier crazes like go-faster stripes, Beanie Babies and deely boppers.
Office worker Donna Sheridan said: Writing letters on a typewriter, correcting the mistakes with Tippex, putting them in an envelope and taking them to the post office is a lot simpler than fiddling about with a mouse.
Computers are an interesting idea, but now my companys got rid of them I just get out my pack of playing cards and have a game of patience whenever Im at a loose end.
Teacher Tom Logan said: I much prefer buying printed pornography, because you get that human interaction with a newsagent.
I was a bit concerned about giving up Facebook, but now I just phone people twice once to have a conversation then a second time to say I liked it.
Interest in computer games has also waned, with gamers now preferring play-by-mail strategy games based on the administration of medieval kingdoms.
Gamer Wayne Hayes said: The anticipation of waiting two weeks for a letter to arrive telling me whether sword production is up or my crops have failed is more exciting than anything in Battlefield 4.
If I just want a quick coffee break game, I go and throw frozen chickens at a pile of pig carcasses and wooden blocks in my back garden.