This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was notable, not so much for what was there as what has vanished. As Shelly Palmer so apply put it -- aisle after aisle of what used to fill stores like Best Buy are simply vanishing. As he explains it: "several aisles of products are disappearing because... there's an app for that. Point-and-shoot cameras, video cameras, music players, GPS systems, voice recorders, calculators, digital picture frames, and a hundred other products have all been rolled into smartphones and tablets."
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