These days, everything is dead, thanks to this morbid obsession of the tech industry. There are times that I suspect that the guys who are really behind the tech industry are death merchants. Or the undead – vampires and stuff.
If not, how do you explain this dead, dead, dead, thing? MySpace is dead. Yahoo is dead. Symbian is dead. The PC is dead. Let’s not forget too how radio was dead donkey years ago. I have also heard that TV is dead. There are guys so enamored with apps that they have expectedly pronounced the web dead too.
The problem is not just that everything is dead. The greater problem is that no-one even knows what it means to be dead. Lose 10% marketshare; you’re dead. You’re disliked by a section of the media; you’re dead. Announce that your platform will no longer ship new phones; you’re dead. Pull your company off the stock market; you’re dead. If someone prefers a different technology; your technology is dead.
Dead. Dead. Dead.
Can we just decide what it means to be dead and then go easy on pronouncing everything dead? But then, perhaps I am the only one just tired of hearing that everything is dead. Not that this article will change anything. I just enjoying writing as much as others love pronouncing things dead. So, who’s next?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.