Yesterday we were struck by the following headline: “The World’s Last Typewriter Factory Closes in India.” This headline immediately made us think of two things – 1) obsolescence and 2) ball pythons! Obsolescence is what happens when something, perhaps a product or a service, is no longer needed, wanted, or usable. In today’s world, people probably most closely identify obsolescence with technology and technological innovation. We think that, in many respects, the same principles apply to ball pythons. Read on if interested in our thoughts.