Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 (or more) things about to become extinct

I saw this blog post about 24 things about to become extinct and thought that would make a great Tuesday list! Some of these 24 things listed really mean the end of my childhood! I added a couple of library related things in my list.

  • Yellow Pages
  • Ashtrays in public places
  • Movie rental stores - (NetFlix or downloads here we come)
  • Dial-up Internet access
  • Floppy drives - (thumb or USB drives only please)
  • Telephone booths
  • Land line telephones and answering machines
  • VCRs
  • Cameras that use film
  • Incandescent bulbs – (Think green!)
  • Handwritten letters
  • Personal checks
  • Microforms – (digital here we come)
  • Print news and classified ads – (also print magazines)

Here is a link to what Ross Dawson, futurist and entrepreneur, is predicting will go extinct in the future.

Can you think of others thing to add to either list? Please post a comment and share!

1 comment:

Amanda (the librarian) said...

I'd add typewriters to the lists.

I don't think telephone land lines will be going away anytime soon. My husband and I have only cell phones right now, but the short battery life and the concern about emergency situations disrupting or knocking out cell service has got us thinking about adding a land line to our home.