Yes, radios and TVs use to have tubes that had to warm up before the set would operate. But they were pretty, I found those little glowing bottles fascinating when I was a kid which probably set me towards a career in electronics. But tubes are gone now- replaced by little boring chips and transistors. But while they are much more efficient and reliable they are just nothing to look at.
As for the other things on the list (which I didn't write by the way- it's one of those things my cousin in Pittsburgh is always sending me- I miss some- and some I'm glad are gone. It's a pity I can't pick and choose what I want and don't. But the older I get the more difficult I find it to keep pace with the ever-increasing change.