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Re: digitial/non-digital debate



On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 12:10:04PM -0500, Jon Ogden wrote:
> My entire point is that just because a technology is old does not mean it
> should be abandoned!  This is true with consumer items as well.  Sure, they
> get improved, but if you techno-elitists think that technology itself is the
> answer, then why was Iridium a miserable failure?  It failed because even
> though it was "new" technology, it didn't have a PRACTICAL purpose.  Old
> technologies that still work that do not have COST EFFECTIVE new
> technologies to replace them still stay around.  Most folks are very
> utilitarian.  If it works, don't fix it.

You're mistaking old with obselete. Rocket boosters may be old,
but they are not obselete. (I'll have to take your word for it that
they're old, because I don't know anything about them.) SSB/CW/etc
are obselete in most applications, not just old.


hamish
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