This is a really interesting little article, looking at the technology that some of us use today which is on the way out. It’s a rather surprising list and I’m not sure that I agree with all of it, but here’s the run down:
Blackberry. I’d agree with this. A Blackberry uses buttons, with a small screen. The ‘Playbook’ is dying on its feet. Also, most importantly, there’s only room for one fruit in the computer field, and Steve Jobs has already bagged it.
Video and digital cameras. The thinking here is that they will be replaced by the mobile phone. While the photographs taken are not of the same quality the Telegraph argues that they are good enough. I’m not sure that I agree; while DSLR cameras can be complicated to use properly, bridge cameras are very straightforward, and I think people will still be using them for a long time to come. There are also times when only the best photographs will do, and for that you need a DSLR.
MP3 players. Replaced by large mobile phone storage. Hard to disagree.
eReaders. They think mobile phones will take their place. I disagree, since it’s still very hard to read anything of substance on screens the size of mobiles.
DVDs, Blu-Ray, USB sticks – physical storage. Yes, this one is hard to disagree with, given the ubiquity of the cloud now.
Source: Phil Bradley’s Web Log