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 25 THINGS ABOUT TO BECOME EXTINCT IN AMERICA
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25.   U.S. Post Office 
They are pricing themselves out of existence. With e-mail, and and on-line services they are a relic of the past. (refer to #9) Packages are also sent faster and cheaper with UPS. 

24. Yellow Pages
This year will be pivotal for the global Yellow Pages industry.  Much like newspapers, print Yellow Pages will continue to bleed dollars to their various digital counterparts, from Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs), to local search engines and combination search/listing services like Reach Local and Yodel Factors; acceleration of the print 'fade rate' and the looming recession will contribute to the onslaught. One research firm predicts the falloff in usage of newspapers and print Yellow Pages could even reach 10% this year -- much higher than the 2% - 3% fade rate seen in past years.

23. Classified Ads
The Internet has made so many things obsolete that newspaper classified ads might sound like just another trivial item on a long list. But this is one of those harbingers of the future that could signal the end of civilization as we know it. The argument is that if newspaper classifieds are replaced by free on-line listings at sites like Craigslist.org and Google Base, then newspapers are not far behind them.
22. Movie Rental Stores
While Netflix is looking up at the moment, Blockbuster keeps closing store locations by the hundreds. It still has about 6,000 left across the world, but those keep dwindling and the stock is down considerably in 2008, especially since the company gave up a quest of Circuit City
 which was liquidated recently   Movie Gallery, which owned the  Hollywood Video brand, closed up shop earlier this year. Countless small video chains and mom-and-pop stores have given up the ghost already.
21. Dial-up Internet Access
Dial-up connections have fallen from 40% in 2001 to 10% in 2008.  The combination of an infrastructure to accommodate affordable&nbs

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  #'s 1,17,19 hit close to home.  Sad

  #10- I can still get whole milk down the road!  Super

  #6- There's a drive-in in Ruddle,WV!   Yippee

  #12- The CFL's have saved me a good bit of money over 5 or so yrs.  We have BAD voltage spikes in our area that blows incandescent bulbs ALOT.   Thinking
 
 
 
 
   #30-  Kids not being able to be kids.   Thumbs Down
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