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What will disappear?

Just playing around on the plane on the way to CLA in Montreal I tried to think of what stuff might not be around in ten years. Here’s my list:
1. DVD
3. Free Print Yellow Pages
4. Free Print White pages
5. Most local newspapers and print reporting
6. Most print directories for industries and professions
7. Most US car companies, many US brands and local dealers
8. A least one (Borders?) and maybe more national bookstore chains
9. Many popular magazine titles in print
10. Significant numbers of local schools as the birth rate drops and Millennials delay for education and economic issues.
11. Desktop computers
12. Most bank branches
Anyone want to name a brandname or corporate name that will remain unchanged for ten more years?
It’s not too controversial but when folks still tell me that vinyl records are important . . . and the Library of Congress lists 78 RPM records as the most stable media format, we’re in for a fun ride.

Posted on: May 28, 2009, 10:26 am Category: Uncategorized