My wise old friend, what is the proper designation for the clock that we (mostly) grew up with? Digital (I assume that name was given because you can directly read the digits, not because of the TTL circuitry) only became trendy and then popular after I had learned to read a normal(?) clock in all its' many forms.
Yes, tying ones shoes is a dieing art. With the advent of Velcro, we have shoes with out strings. Several straps to pull snug and stick in place with the hook and loop fastener. I have even had to deal with shoes with strings but you didn't tie them (no ends), they had a slide fastener instead (think new fangled slide that holds the draw string on new sleeping bag bags).
Think SPORK and no knives allowed! Not even the cheep plastic butter knives. The nonsense that kids bring home from school. Before long they will have them eating with just their hands again.