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I couldn’t help but feel that that news program, like many institutions created decades ago is old, outdated, and headed for extinction.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
- Gas Guzzling S.U.V.s
- Speaking only one language