The other day I read this list from US News and World Report about 11 companies that are on the brink going into 2012. Some of them were a bit surprising, like Best Buy, while others were easy to guess, like RIM. Over the past few years, some interesting bits of tech have been disappearing. You can’t buy a CRT TV or monitor at Best Buy anymore. The last car produced with a cassette deck was a 2010 Lexus SC430.
So, now that it’s the new year and we’re all looking forward with hope and disillusion, I thought it would be fun to start the Atomic Toasters Technology Death Pool. What tech companies or pieces of technology do you think will exit the grand stage in the coming year? Will HP finally infight itself into extinction? Will the CD go away, replaced by thumb drives, cloud storage, and digital music? Will peace break out across the land and there will be no more use for the F-22 Raptor and I’ll be able to buy a demilitarized version for cheap?
Put your guesses, conjectures, SWAGs, and just plain weird answers in the comments. If I remember, we’ll revisit these at the end of the year and see who won.
Winners will be accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. Good luck!