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The Tragic Death of Practically Everything

Aug 19, 2010, 21:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harry McCracken)

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"Wired Editor in Chief Chris Anderson is catching flack for the magazine's current cover story, which declares that the Web is dead. I'm not sure what the controversy is. For years, once-vibrant technologies, products, and companies have been dropping like teenagers in a Freddy Krueger movie. Thank heavens that tech journalists have done such a good job of documenting the carnage as it happened. Without their diligent reporting, we might not be aware that the industry is pretty much an unrelenting bloodbath.

"After the jump, a moving recap of some of the stuff that predeceased the Web–you may want to bring a handkerchief.

"Internet Explorer, as you'll recall, died in 2004."

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