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10 technologies that should be extinct (but aren't...
CDs and MP3s were supposed to kill the long-playing album for good. Instead, vinyl LPs have clung to life longer than [[xref:http://www.abevigoda.com/|Abe Vigoda|abe vigoda status]]--and along with them, the venerable turntable. Sales of vinyl albums actually increased last year, from [[xref:http://www.reuters.com/article/idINTRE5B74QB20091208|1.9 million to 2.8 million]], according to Nielsen SoundScan, though that's still just a drop in the bucket compared to [[xref:http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ib067cb2aa5cb826b34641dba4e3f0c59|CDs (374 million) and digital tracks (1.2 billion)|2009 Sales Wrap: Transactions Up As Digital Growth Slows]]. These days, you can get a digital turntable that plugs into your PC and converts groove-laden tunes into digital files for carrying on your iPod. Either way, this is a good thing; life's just better when listened to at 33 and 1/3.
10 technologies that should be extinct (but aren't)