I know that you were having fun with this story, but I spent 20+ years in Silicon Valley Tech and I agree with you. I have boxes of hundreds of old business cards, my own and those I received. They’re great for writing quick to do’s and shopping lists on the back.
When I meet someone and we actually want to follow up (vs pretending that we’ll follow up) we exchange contact info on the spot. There are also more memorable ways for people to want and receive your info, instead of a casual handshake and tossing a card in their direction.
If you’re one of those who really think your card drives business for you, you can actually test this out with CallRail and a unique email address. Find out what the ROI truly is. I talked about this in my own rant on biz cards a few months ago.