Is the business card dead – or dying? Maybe it’s a Silicon Valley thing, but I’ve just seen the use of them go way down around here – people seem to prefer to connect immediately on LinkedIn (not a fast and easy process) or text each other phone numbers (like you’re dating or something) instead of simply handing over a very small piece of card.
There is something elegant and simple about a business card. It’s small, it’s handy, and if its a good card, it will jog the memory of the person you gave it to. It may never go away, even once we have all sorts of seamless networking available to us. (I’m working on it.)