Is cinema really dying? Will people eventually stop going? How are film executives dealing with the threat that is Netflix and online streaming?
New media is always being introduced and changing how we live our lives. Lets take a walk down memory lane and look back at media days gone by…
- The humble cassette tape – throw back to the days when the ultimate romantic gesture was making a mix tape for your other half. After reaching it’s peak in the late 1980s, early 90’s, the cassette tape started to lose popularity when the CD. The decline was so bad, that by 2000, only four percent of music sold was sold by cassette tape.
- Type writers – no the hipster trend that you must have a type writer doesn’t mean they’re back. Yes there’s definitely still a market for them but you’re not going to walk into an office and see everyone working away on their brand new type writers.
- VHS – Last remaining VHS VCR producer ceased manufacturing recorders at the end of 2016, bringing the 40-year-long analogue videotape era to an end.
- Social media is full of swift rises and falls – Notably MySpace and Bebo. Heartbreakingly, within this category falls Club Penguin – its demise is clearly evidence that global warming really does exist…
Songs – Walt Disney Intro theme, Popcorn – Gershon Kingsley