Thanks for a great read! I would like to add my 2 cents worth of wisdom.
Not everything old is bad, and not everything new is good.
They tore down The Hoosier Dome, after only 24 years, after spending $80 Million to build it. I bought a row home that is now a hundred years old. The studs are 4" by 3" oak. When a violent storm hits, I sleep fine knowing my house isn't going anywhere. My friends with new houses don't have that peace of mind. I heard one single window rattle a little bit while they can feel their whole house shudder with each gust of wind.
It is the same with technology. I frequently upgrade software that isn't as functional or easy to use as the previous version. I see gadgets and appliances that are more flimsy than their predecessors. If my cell phone was as well built as my mother's manual typewriter was 45 years ago, I might never need another. Yeah, I know about Moore's law, and changing protocols, but a device like that should last long enough to become obsolete, not break and force you to buy another every year.
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