not only did 'office space' cubicle droids at SFist get it wrong about bike messengers being a dying breed, they got it wrong about The Wall, along with SF Citizen. But kudos to SF Citzen for linking to this article from 2 years ago, that is somewhat accurate because it's compiled by messengers. Vanishing is pretty much the wrong word to be using. Auto makers and actual professional paid reporters maybe, but not messengers
First, the photo pictured there is not The Wall. The photo that SFist and SF Citizen has is at Battery and Market
This is The Wall at Sansome and Market.
Second, you office workers are looking in the wrong places. here they are from a couple months ago in Golden Gate Park
Third, here's a t-shirt given to me from the downtown San Francisco advertising company that handled the movie when the movie first came out back in 1999. It's a rare version of the t-shirt specially made for us messengers from the office workers. And it's the message we want to send to the people in the cubicles being paid to write for the blogs like SFist
spell it and say it out loud, Brock (this is the back side of the t-shirt)
dying breed, my ass
think of it this way...If email, faxes, and internet were the death knell of delivery, then UPS and Fed Ex would be out of business. But the fact is that both companies are booming worldwide because of it(the internet), and in some other countries, like Ireland, bike messengers actually contract with UPS international for local deliveries, due to certain difficulties with immediate local deliveries (or, the difference between a few hours and a few days)