Things the Internet's Killed

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2009 5:15 AM CDT
Things the Internet's Killed
Teens no longer need be nervous their first time buying a porn magazine ... because they'll never need to, since it's free on the Web.   (Wikimedia Commons)

The efficiencies granted by the Internet have rendered many aspects of life obsolete—the Telegraph has compiled a full 50. Some highlights:

  • The art of polite disagreement. A quick look at the comment section on YouTube or any news or politics-related site will confirm this.
  • Fear that you are alone in not caring that a celebrity has died. Twitter abounds with dead celeb jokes.
  • Listening to an album all the way through. Assuming one has even bought/downloaded the whole thing, the huge capacity of MP3 players almost ensures your attention will wander.

  • Sarah Palin. Would her 2008 bid have been as disastrous if those Katie Couric interviews—and ensuing parodies—weren’t so readily available online?
  • Punctuality. You can always text your friends and let them know you’ll be late, so there’s no need to stick to the original plan.
  • Nervousness the first time a teen buys porn. First of all, “buy ... porn?” What does that mean?
  • Watches. How quaint. A device that only tells time?
Click the link to see all 50.
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