Dinosaur Dynasties

The other night, I felt disappointed while watching the nightly news.

The newscaster was reporting an event that had happened two days before, and the story felt stale and almost irrelevant as a result.

Ten years ago, reporting a story two days later wouldn’t have seemed problematic, but in 2011 it is.

I couldn’t help but feel that that news program, like many institutions created decades ago is old, outdated, and headed for extinction.

Here’s a partial list of institutions, inventions, and ways of living that are on their way to the cemetery:

  • The local evening news
  • The Yellow Pages
  • Home land lines
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Paper newspapers
  • C.D.s
  • Gas Guzzling S.U.V.s
  • Books
  • Speaking only one language
  • Magazines
  • Handwriting?