There have been a lot of rumors about it in the last years, but now it is official: Panasonic discontinues the legendary SL 1210. It is known to be the longest produced piece of consumer electronic and made it to the Guiness Book Of Records. As well the legendary deck has a stable place in nearly every nightclub around the world. To me there is little hope, that Panasonic will come up with a new model, so it looks like the times of DJing as we know it are over. Djs with just a laptop (and maybe a controller or two) will take over and if you have the record or not no longer resolves if you can play the song. Hello brave new world!