Where have all the banner ads gone?

In my copywriting for the web course, I cover banner ads.  Bannerblogs.com/au is the source that I use to show interesting work.  However, when I tried to find live examples of old-school rotating banners, I came up empty-handed.  Now, I am sure they still exist—but they are certainly not as ubiquitous as they once were.

But really.  Who ever like banner ads anyways?  It was a print/TV approach to interactive marketing that never quite worked.

What this means:  the industry is finally getting smarter about engaging people in meaningful conversations via social media.  I can already imagine a time when we will say: remember when we had to create all those endless banner ads?