Friday, April 11, 2008

10 Businesses Facing Extinction in 10 Years

According to Entrepreneur.com (from September 2007):

  • Record stores
  • Camera film manufacturing
  • Crop dusters
  • Gay bars
  • Newspapers
  • Pay phones
  • Used bookstores
  • Piggy banks
  • Telemarketing
  • Coin-operated arcades

(HT: Ben Cunningham)


5 Comments:

At 4/12/2008 3:43 AM, Anonymous The Masked Millionaire said...

From 2007? You sure the date is correct? I only ask because last year I could have predicted 8 out of 10.

 
At 4/12/2008 1:13 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Hmmm, crop dusting, eh?

Personally I think in ten years radio controlled crop dusting vehicles might be quite common...

 
At 4/13/2008 8:56 AM, Blogger Jim said...

But commercial airlines are increasingly taking business away from the small, independent crop dusters.
What a nonsensical statement. Since when are airlines spraying crops?

 
At 4/15/2008 7:19 AM, Blogger K T Cat said...

Used bookstores? That's kind of sad. They always seem to have incredibly low overhead so I'm not sure I believe this one.

juandos - unmanned aircraft have a long way to go before they're allowed in the air by the FAA in anything like the numbers necessary to replace crop dusting.

 
At 4/21/2008 8:55 PM, Anonymous Kevin Kirkpatrick said...

Amazon is 10x better for used books then any used bookstore anyways. They don't have snooty staff either. I grew up in Santa Cruz king of indi-everything along with Berkeley. Coin-op arcades definitely on the way out: except for cyber cafes in foreign cities where spammers, gamers, and hackers congregate. Used a pay-phone lately? Talk about embarrassing...and that's if you can even find one!

 

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