Steam beats modern trains

Ha Ha, love the irony.

The UK is suffering some pretty extreme weather at the moment, as is much of Europe I think.

I must admit to a little soft spot for a lot of ‘legacy’ equipment/technology. Somehow it often seems a little less brittle than the more recent stuff.

What new things can you think of that are worse than what they replaced, and why?

Here are a couple to get you started:

new VSTO, old VBA, why worse? not well integrated, unsuitable languages

new VISTA, old Win XP, why worse? slow, pointless, incompatible

new wooden flooring, old carpets, why worse? cold and hard

new front wheel drive, old rear wheel drive, why worse? no power slides

Subjective, of course, one sided, for sure.

What old stuff do you prefer and why?



(don’t worry all you young pups, we’ll have a ‘why modern stuff is better than that old out of date crap’ post in the new year, probably)

6 Responses to “Steam beats modern trains”

  1. Dennis Wallentin Says:

    Extreme weather? Hm, living in the north part of Sweden gives another perspective.

    LPs instead of CDs – For me it exist a genuine feeling when listening to 70’s music on a gramophone. Yeah, I grow up with the music of the 70’s and I only listen to it.

    Merry Christmas to everyone and all the best from Santa Claus’s neighbor.

  2. Harlan Grove Says:

    Soda pop (aka fizzy drinks) in cans or plastic bottles vs glass bottles – taste. Ditto for beer, though speaking for myself, canned beer is for volume consumption.

    Online documentation vs hardcopy manuals provided with software disks – availability and, at least in my case, ease of use.

  3. Simon Says:

    Dennis, yes I should have said comparatively, and great choice in LP’s. I still have loads I have not heard for years as we havent had the record player set up for a long time.

    Harlan, yeah stuff really does taste nicer out of a glass bottle, and double yeah paper manuals!

  4. Ross Says:

    New Amy, Old Angie, why worst?:
    >>not well integrated, unsuitable languages
    >> slow, pointless, incompatible
    >> cold and hard

    Lol!, not really! Happy xmas people!

  5. Steve Says:

    old music sure beats all the modern crap

  6. Bob Phillips Says:

    Maps v SatNav

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