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Old 10-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #31
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You all must live in your vehicles to have that many miles on them! O my aching back ... I mean that literally .... moved too many big old computers in the basement and blew out my back! Anyone looking for a Tandy 1000?
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #32
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Isn't it interestingly ironic, the folks who pine for 'the good old days when they built em right' ?
Seems to me today's vehicles are more than a tad better.
It is popular to see everything about the past through rose-colored glasses. As well, people look at the surviving old stuff and say "see, they built it to last back then", ignoring the fact that 99% of it all is gone now and they're seeing the oddball ones that were in fact built to last (or survived for other reasons).

In my previous post I forgot to mention my sometimes severely awful oil change habits in the past, and that one time that I ignored an oil leak and the "low oil level" message thinking it was the sensor and didn't even check my oil...I drove it with no oil for I don't know how long before my dealer appointment.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #33
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You all must live in your vehicles to have that many miles on them! O my aching back ... I mean that literally .... moved too many big old computers in the basement and blew out my back! Anyone looking for a Tandy 1000?
No, but a TI-99 or a PET64 would be cool.
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It is popular to see everything about the past through rose-colored glasses. As well, people look at the surviving old stuff and say "see, they built it to last back then", ignoring the fact that 99% of it all is gone now and they're seeing the oddball ones that were in fact built to last (or survived for other reasons).
Further thoughts: That rant doesn't apply universally. Plenty of stuff is made to be disposable now that used to be made to last (and able to be repaired). Yard equipment comes to mind...
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Further thoughts: That rant doesn't apply universally. Plenty of stuff is made to be disposable now that used to be made to last (and able to be repaired). Yard equipment comes to mind...
I remember my grandmother's '50s era fridge. It was the only one she owned while I was growing up. It probably still runs. Of course the cost savings of running a newer, larger fridge means you could afford to replace it every 10 to 15 years with one that can be even more efficient and/or larger.
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