Dead things

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When I teach mobile marketing/social marketing @DanielsatDU, I show a slide of “dead things” to give students a real sense of how fast things change. What used to take 10 years for cultural/behavioral adoption, now takes about 3-5. I refer to getting up to speed with these changes as “hopping a bullet train”. Enjoy the list!
  • PDAs
  • Paid email accounts
  • Cassette decks
  • Dial-up
  • Getting film developed
  • Digital/video cameras
  • Movie rental stores
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Classifieds
  • The landline
  • Long distance charges
  • Pay phones
  • VCRs
  • Fax machines
  • Phonebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias
  • Calling 411
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Snail-mail bills
  • Buttons (on devices)
  • Losing touch
  • Paper
  • Record stores
  • Books made of paper
  • Book shelves
  • Feature phones
  • Desktops & maybe PCs
  • Privacy
By Michael Myers

I am an Associate Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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