I was checking out my Yahoo! homepage this evening when I came across a “news” story with a title that interested me. I clicked on it, and came to an article on Wired called “Five Gadgets That Were Killed by the Cellphone.” I was very interested to see what gadgets would be on the list.
Unfortunately, however, the author took a lot of liberty with the term “killed.” Three of the gadgets on his list are far from dead. One of them never really had much of a market share to begin with, and the last was more integrated with cellphones than killed by them.
The comments to the article do my feelings quite a bit of justice, but I thought I’d break things down from my perspective, anyway.