Posted by marinerd on Tue, 06/08/2004 - 1:42pm.
I guess what I was saying was that I see your point, Paul, and was teasing ParU about his retro skills attitude. I'm not a brilliant communicator, but that was what I was driving at.

My grandfather made furniture for a living for a while, and I think he would have welcomed new and better tools (as I said). But I also think he would still rather have made furniture himself than bought things from a furniture chain store, because his stuff was beautiful and so well made it's like new today, decades later.

And that's where my analogy breaks down. There'll always be a market for hand-crafted stuff as well as for the knock-offs. But new technology that makes computing easier is bound to replace old technology, and that's how it should be.
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