Paul Kedrosky tweeted this yesterday. He is in the internet world, but also as an investor and entrepreneur, in the business world where I would have thought business cards are still pretty much de regueur.
Some are getting high tech; I picked this one up at Greenbuild, just having got a smartphone that could read QR codes. Architect Mark Johnson doesn't have much on it, but all of his information is now in my iPhone. Interestingly for an architect, his card lists twitter, facebook and linkedin, but no website.
But over at Freshome, they show 24 different business cards from architects, most of which are elaborate, expensive, die-cut, handmade, letterpressed.
I know architects will do anything to demonstrate their creativity (just look at their websites) but are these crazy business cards really necessary? Do you still use them?