the stagecoach is still around?
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This is something I've noticed. People love things that are considerably old, but hate things that are just recent;y replaced. If your're sharp, you can find things that are really well made just after they have had their day in the spotlight, and are just considered old and outdated, but before they become collectible. Case in point - jaguar XJS - a great car selling for under $15k. I think it will go up in value. I wish I had a garage.
Jaybo and Macdadtexas
I don’t want to get much into analysis because my post was intended as entertainment not a subject for serious discussion, and I know your responses were in the same vein. However, I have to say that your jabs are off the mark. The issue isn’t whether older ways of doing things have been supplanted, but the timing of their demise. To contradict the writer, you would have to name advances in transportation and fighting disease that did not eradicate completely the examples you cited, followed by a still newer solution that eliminated both prior methods at the same time (not leaving the oldest method still around).
But you cannot compare LP (vinyl) and any other audio software - they are not rivals for eachother but exist hand-in-hand. Vinyl will continue unabated because it has no competitor. In a way, I'll be glad when proper digital i.e. solid state becomes the norm. There will be less emphasis on moving parts. No transport, no lasers - I believe that;s the short to mid term future. Hard disks are not the way forward - way too flakey.