A few years ago: Twinkie creator Jimmy Dewar said: “Twinkies was the best darn-tootin’ idea I ever had.”
Now: Hostess is filing for bankruptcy.
A few years ago: Small video stores were closing because they could not compete with the large chains during the VHS to DVD conversion.
Now: Blockbuster videos have "For Lease" instead of "New Release" in their window.
A few years ago: Mom and pop book stores were folding up when book mega stores like Barnes and Noble and Borders came to town.
Now: A tablet reading device like Kindle or Nook can hold thousands of books and the large stores are disappearing.
A few years ago: Families looked through the Sears or J.C. Penny catalogues so they could shop from home.
Now: We can use Ebay, Craigslist, or Half.com to find items from anyone, anywhere, at anytime.
A few years ago: The answering machine made it possible to find out who called when someone was not AT their house.
Now: The number of cell phones in the United States exceeds the number of people.
What has changed: Methods
What is the same: We are still; eating snacks, watching movies, reading, buying, and communicating
A few years from now: We will be doing the same things using new and improved methods. How will we get there? Well, that depends on some innovative people out there or maybe it depends on you.
What other changes can you think of in the past few years?