When products die | The death of iconic Blackberry is another life-cycle ending within our own

When products die | The death of iconic Blackberry is another life-cycle ending within our own

Karthik VenkateshJan 15, 2022 14:02:32 IST When products die Goldeneye (1995), Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond, features a climactic scene in a disused park in Moscow littered with fallen statues dating back to the erstwhile Soviet Union. Busts and statues of communist leaders and symbolic representations of worker-power (all with the proverbial hammer and sickle) are scattered around, as Bond confronts his nemesis. The previous Bond film, Licence to Kill had been released in 1989 before the momentous events of that year had signalled an end to the Soviet Empire. The statues in Goldeneye were a reminder to the viewer of the changing world where the ghosts of the past still lurked. Picture then a similar such park populated by obsolete products. In your mind’s eye, which products …
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