January 1, 2011


I caught an article earlier this week detailing 12 things that have become obsolete in the last decade. Ready for the list? Calling, Classifieds, Dial-up Internet, Encyclopedias, CDs, Land Line Phones, Film, Yellow Pages and Address Books, Catalogs, Fax Machines, Wires, Hand-written Letters.

It got me thinking about other things that no longer serve a purpose or things that are on their way out. Ready for my list?

Movie stores, land lines, newspaper, deposit slips, the VCR, watches, tv guide, grocery cashiers, maps, dictionaries, pay phones, bills by mail, checks, stamps, 900/976 numbers, incandescent bulbs, answering machines, tape recorders, boom box/stereos, travel agents, the need for spelling and complete sentences – thanks, texting and twitter. Thx.

I tend to think books, magazines and book stores will be on their way out. It’s all about e-readers and iPads. Trees will be saved, but how much battery power will be needed? Eh, that’s a topic for another day.

What say you? What is or will be obsolete?

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