All together now "P-R-O-G-R-E-S-S"
So what? This happens all the way through the book of history:
Where are all the gas lamp manufacturers gone?
118118 couldn't put me in touch with any mud hut builders?
I can't find anyone who makes wooden stocks in yellow pages
And the only suits of armour I can get these days are made of plastic and come from party shops
As one industry grows, often another dies. It's how we evolve and develop. People have to adapt or go extinct.
I get sick of these stories; living in Devon, West-cuntry Live is full of this crap.
Campaigns to save centuries-old buildings that have no use other than giving justification to yet another museum (why do we need Isombard Brunel's pumping station preserved ffs?)
No wonder we're falling behind on the global stage, we are too busy looking backward to see where we're going.
100 years from now, mobile phones may not exist, replaced by some ear/mouth implant or something, then we'll get all teary-eyed about the death of the mobile industry (the very thing that's at "blame" for postcard extinction)
Nostalgia is fine, but let's not overdo it, peeps.
Why don't the "seaside postcard" industry adapt instead of whining - create MMS "postcards" that can be either downloaded from a site or bought on SD card from the local souvenir shops that they can plug in then send via text? Same idea, but embracing the changes in technology and habits (and helping the environment by not wasting all that card)