20 Dying Technologies

George points us to a list of technologies that are in various stages of dying. If you’re skeptical, you can get a little of the reasoning in this slideshow at Businessweek. Or is it Bloomberg? Whatever.

  • Combustion engines
  • Consumer video cameras—MiniDV, Flip cameras, camcorders
  • Credit cards
  • Desktop (tower) PCs
  • DVDs and Blu-ray
  • Digital music players
  • E-readers
  • Fax machines
  • Game consoles
  • Pagers
  • Dash-mounted GPS systems
  • Keys
  • Landline telephones
  • 3D television with glasses
  • Metronomes and tuners
  • PDAs
  • Point-and-shoot digital cameras
  • Power cords
  • Remote controls
  • USB memory sticks

I’ve already said goodbye to some of these and can easily live without most of the rest.

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