You know the ones. They're out in-front of every grocery/liquor store. They're near bust stops, streets, and post offices. They're ubiquitous around plazas and malls. As a matter of fact, you probably see a few of them every time you leave the house.
Here are a few i snapped pictures of.
These timeless specimens may be some of the last of their kind. They are now becoming an urban endangered species.
How long will these boxes say around when their owners are falling? One by one? How much longer can they remain an asset to humans until their mere presence becomes a blight? How many people carry a dollars worth of quarters around in their pockets when the change is so useless, and in an era of plastic? How can they compete with the likes of new technologies that promise to bring you the latest news, wirelessly, to the palm of your hand?
This is by no means the end of paper, and there will always be a need for flyers advertising a garage sale or a band playing at a local bar. But i maintain, that within the next few years, these urban dwellings that have for decades housed your local sources of news, just like the news paper sellers of the past, Extra! Extra! First trans-Atlantic flight successful!, will be no more.