This is a really interesting little article, looking at the technology that some of us use today which is on the way out. It's a rather surprising list and I'm not sure that I agree with all of it, but here's the run down:
Blackberry. I'd agree with this. A Blackberry uses buttons, with a small screen. The 'Playbook' is dying on its feet. Also, most importantly, there's only room for one fruit in the computer field, and Steve Jobs has already bagged it.
Video and digital cameras. The thinking here is that they will be replaced by the mobile phone. While the photographs taken are not of the same quality the Telegraph argues that they are good enough. I'm not sure that I agree; while DSLR cameras can be complicated to use properly, bridge cameras are very straightforward, and I think people will still be using them for a long time to come. There are also times when only the best photographs will do, and for that you need a DSLR.
MP3 players. Replaced by large mobile phone storage. Hard to disagree.
eReaders. They think mobile phones will take their place. I disagree, since it's still very hard to read anything of substance on screens the size of mobiles.
DVDs, Blu-Ray, USB sticks - physical storage. Yes, this one is hard to disagree with, given the ubiquity of the cloud now.
Keyboards. Don't agree with this. I have good voice recognition software, but still prefer the physical act of writing. And in a crowded office, with everyone talking to their computers? Don't see it. And they're not sure either.
Cables. Yup, hard to disagree with that.
Newspapers. No question.
Television. Not tv sets, but the concept of television. I can see this happening, though I think it's a longer time frame.
Landlines. Don't agree with this one really. Most people still rely on the little cable bringing all of this data into the house and until Wi-Fi and 3G (or 4 or 5 or 6G!) get much faster, I can't see that happening.
Fax machines. I thought they were already dead. I think the last time I sent a fax was in 1996, and I've not missed them.
Keys. A bold choice this one, but having seen adverts on television recently for cars that don't require a key in the lock, just nearby and not even touched, this may well happen. However, a physical key does more than unlock a door, it gives a real sense of security. I think it's a while before people will give that up.
So, there are the 12 things the Telegraph reckons are on the way out. What do you think?