go the way of the dodo

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go the way of the dodo

To become outdated or obsolete. (The "dodo" is an extinct bird.) The prevalence of cell phones today has caused landlines to go the way of the dodo.
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go the way of the dodo

 and go the way of the horse and buggy
Fig. to become extinct; to become obsolete. The floppy disc has gone the way of the horse and buggy.
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Are discs going the way of the dodo? Some experts say that in just five years, one third of music sales may come from downloads, not discs.
It wasn't long ago that "data collection" meant "writing stuff down." Pencil and paper, though, seems to be going the way of the dodo, as manufacturers of electronic equipment become ever more ingenious in adapting their products to the day-to-day work of a long-term care facility.
8 on the BE INVESTMENT COMPANIES list), puts it bluntly: "That minority slot many of us counted on is going the way of the dodo bird," he says.