I’m sitting on a flight back from New York, finally catching up on my TechCrunch reading after a busy few weeks. And – my God – it’s like walking through a post-genocide landscape.
Everywhere I look lies the bloated corpse of another service, technology or thing that a TechCrunch writer has reported “killed” or otherwise declared “dead”.
For the benefit of any other TechCrunch readers who are struggling to keep up, I thought it might be useful to write a quick post aggregating all of the things that – according to us – are now officially dead. Here goes….
Phew. After all that, you might think there was nothing left to kill. But you’d be wrong: here’s a quick summary of some of the other things we’ll be declaring dead before the year is out…
The US Postal Service
Spoilers on cars
The letter “u”
Movies starring Bradley Cooper
The email sign-off “XO”
Those cardboard sleeves that go around hot paper cups
The standby button
The word “stoked”
…and probably email a couple more times.