Rather than lament the passing of traditional values, beliefs and rituals, let's invent ways to save them. Let's examine the 'dying' practices we value and design new tools, strategies, and products to keep them (or the essence of them) alive.

Last week, we pointed to The Telegraph's half-cheeky, half-serious list of “50 Things That Are Being Killed by the Internet“. Trivial bits like “2) Fear that you are the only person unmoved by a celebrity's death” and “44) Trust in Nigerian businessmen and princes” aside, the obituary reflected a genuine wistfulness for ‘the good old days'. A few casualties worth deeper consideration:

15) Photo albums and slide shows: Facebook, Flickr and printing sites like Snapfish are how we share our photos. Earlier this year Kodak announced that it was discontinuing its Kodachrome slide film because of lack of demand.

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