Willie O’Reilly: If video killed the radio star, what habits and hardware has the internet ‘disappeared’?

As a recent book by New York Times book review editor Pamela Paul reminds us, we may believe we are navigating the internet but, in truth, it is navigating us

Spotify and Apple Music have replaced CD collections with digital libraries that are immeasurably bigger and never more than a few clicks away. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

As the wily old Greek Heraclitus said, the only constant in life is change. And when change arrives things disappear: things that seem immutable and permanent just, well, evaporate.

Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, has penned a little tome that charts some of the changes brought about by the internet.

In the suitably named 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet, she charts how things we took for granted have ...