Products and Services that the INTERNET killed.

Products and Services that the INTERNET killed.

Since the dawn of the internet age, a lot has changed in our world today. Connecting with people has become easier. making money, losing money, buying things, selling things.


People nowadays are almost always connected to the internet. Many companies have thrived in the internet. Many new jobs were created. Much more opportunities for the prepared ones have come. But, let’s take a look at those products or services that has been adversely affected by the Internet age.

1. Encyclopedias

–  in the early 70’s till around the 90’s, majority of the households around the world had encyclopedias. Well, that was one way you could tell if the family were well off. The more sets, the more money. Now, with the internet, you could simply google whatever you are looking for and BAMM! you have it. And mostly its free!

2. Dictionaries

– Same with the encyclopedia’s most homes had at least 1 dictionary. Sometimes, 2 or more as there were different competing brands like webster.

3. International Calling

– Well, this part hasn’t died yet, but according to my sources, there has been significant drop in international calls volume via the traditional phones and re-loadable cards. With the ease of using various services in the internet for calls either direct to the phones of the person you want to call or to the other persons computer, people are shifting to the more cost effective and easier to use VOIP.

What are the lessons we can learn from this? Business that are able to successfully make the change from one format to another, LIVES.

We can still see other changes occurring today in the Internet. One new aspect that has been significantly gaining momentum is the move to the CLOUD.

I’m pretty much sure that in the next couple of years we will find more products or services that the Internet killed.

“change is good, only if you can keep up with it.”


Got any other ideas of products or services that was affected by the Internet? Feel free to share them.

Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.