What's the big deal with the retro thing?

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Al Valentino
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Re: Some styles are timeless
In reply to Marty4650, 4 months ago

Marty4650 wrote:

Unlike technology, which is always guaranteed to improve as time passes... style is completely independent form science. A newer style isn't necessarily any better than a classic style, even though newer technology is always better than older technology is.

Ideally, we want things that have the latest technology combined with great styling. And while the technology is always newest, the styling doesn't have to be.

Some examples of new technology coupled with classic styling:

1963 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911. 49 years newer, and crammed with new technology.

1897 Victorian home

2012 Victorian home. Guess which one has the best technology in it?

1955 Leica M3

2011 - Fuji X100. Fifty six years newer, same style, much better technology.

Great examples. The car examples remind me of the Astin. Martin from the early 60's James Bond movies that included an Ejection Seat! I guess they don't make them like that anymore

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