Is there a pay phone around here?
Speaking of formerly strong industries that seem to be crawling slowly towards extinction (see A Philly Punk-Pioneer, below), check out this interesting bit of prediction journalism from Entrepreneur: 10 Businesses Facing Extinction in 10 Years.
The piece does sound like a bit of a downer, I’ll admit, but it’s actually a rather enjoyable read. Written by business journalist Geoff Williams, apparently the Entrepreneur editorial team got together for this one and picked ten general industries that they suspect will cease to exist by the year 2017. Among their guesses: Record stores, obviously. Pay phones. But a handful of these picks are a bit unusual. Crop dusters, for instance. And even gay bars, believe it or not. The reasoning behind that one certainly comes as a surprise; click here to read it, along with the rest of the list.