Disruptive? Napster was certainly that. For a whole two years, it turned the record industry upside down. And made lost songs listenable again.

The hitchhiker

They were once ubiquitous, normal, and accepted. Now, however, the hitchhiker really has vanished.

The Giro

It survives in letters on your paying-in slips. But the Giro as shorthand for a bleak life on benefits is fading from memory. Perhaps for the best.


The BOAC logo is back. The airline that vanished in the 1970s recently touched down again at Heathrow.