The UK Telegraph has a great piece (*shock!*), entitled, 50 things being killed by the internet. My top few:
4) Sarah Palin
Her train wreck interviews with NBC's Katie Couric were watched and re-watched millions of times on the internet, cementing the Republican vice-presidential candidate's reputation as a politician out of her depth. Palin's uncomfortable relationship with the web continues; she has threatened to sue bloggers who republish rumours about the state of her marriage.
(Arguably the internet saved the world from a true doomsday scenario - Palin and that... what was his name...? ... that old guy... getting in the White House.)
All sports fans of a certain age can tell you their favourite Ceefax pages (p341 for Test match scores, p312 for football transfer gossip), but the service's clunking graphics and four-paragraph articles have dated badly. ITV announced earlier this year that it was planning to pull Teletext, its version.
(Used to be the first thing I switched on when I got home from... anywhere.)
9) The myth of cat intelligence
The proudest household pets are now the illiterate butts of caption-based jokes. Icanhasreputashunback?
(Shurely this shld be 'I can haZ...'?!)
11) Music stores
In a world where people don't want to pay anything for music, charging them £16.99 for 12 songs in a flimsy plastic case is no business model
(And yet the labels and their TV and film counterparts STILL don't really get it.)
14) Dead time
When was the last time you spent an hour mulling the world out a window, or re-reading a favourite book? The internet's draw on our attention is relentless and increasingly difficult to resist.
See the full list for more. Quite a few of them strike a chord with me. What stands out for you?
[via Andrew Grill]