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To become outdated or obsolete.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.
See also: dodo, go, of, way
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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.
See also: dodo, go, of, way
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ironically, there is more mainstream exposure than ever on music that hails from underground circles, even with much of the boundary-pushing spirit gone the way of the dodo. Therefore, in an effort to cash in on the media-fueled frenzy, and with the possibility of a Gap or iTunes payday not too far in the distance, many once-strident music-for-music's-sake artists have avoided standard musical evolutions in favor of the much easier path of the gravy train, which, admittedly, beats the 9-to-5 grind.
There you'll read about gadgets that managed to escape death at the hands of legislatures and courts (such as the VCR), technologies whose fate is still uncertain (such as Morpheus and other file sharing programs), and devices that have gone the way of the dodo (such as a DVD archiving program).
Despite the success of the dick-to-donate concept, several of the sector's leading lights have nevertheless gone the way of the dodo bird.
"Had any asteroids hit earth near our ancient relatives we might also have gone the way of the dodo."