Gizmodo collaborator Anna Jane Grossman appeared last week on Nightline to talk about her second most favorite thing*: The death of not-so-old technology. And along with it, the death of blind dates, love letters, and long phone calls.

This image was lost some time after publication.

Click to view

Anna Jane—author of Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By and one of the curators of our Y2K+10 theme week—reflects on how fast new technology is becoming old, and how fast this change is affecting human behavior. I don't know if the results of that change are good or not, but things seem a lot more boring in the land of Google, Facebook, and text messages.


* Her first favorite thing is her dog. How do I know? Full disclosure: She's my wife. I come third, tied with waffles and jam.