A New Year and time for a look at the latest “Dead Tech Walking” from CTV.ca
1. Camcorders and compact cameras – smartphones and BlackBerrys are taking their place. You can’t beat a slim device you can slip into your pocket that allows you to call, text, search for and photograph friends.
2. iPods and other portable music players – just like cameras and camcorders smartphones are killing off the MP3 business.
3. Discs of all kinds –Downloaded music has killed off CD sales and downloadable movies and programs will do the same to the DVD business. Not a good time for HMV or Blockbuster.
4. GPS devices – if you didn’t get one for Christmas don’t worry. Smartphones are about to make them obsolete.
5. Answering machines – voicemail is too slow. Texting, Facebook, Twitter and email are faster.
6. eBook readers – The writing is on the tablet. eBook readers doomed to just reading books, will be replaced by tablets.
7. Watches, alarm clocks and wall calendars – Ask anyone for the time, an appointment or a wake up call and you’ll know the cellphone has done in these old time tools.
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