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      10-19-2010, 02:25 PM   #109
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Originally Posted by Doctor J View Post
exactly my point

technological evolution

it's inevitable. you move with it or you don't

there are some people that still don't have cell phones but that number is diminishing very quickly. very few lament the loss of the rotary dial because it was fun to row through the numbers to have a connection with the phone.
Well, I'm confused because the pencil/typewriter analogy seems to imply the exact opposite. The old technology (pencil) is still around while the new technology (typewriter) was eventually replaced by something newer.

So by that analogy, in 50 years, many people will be driving some new-fangled transmission that shifts gears in some way that I can't even comprehend while a healthy percentage will still be driving a plain ole manual.