older Frames vs. actual frames

joe sch

I definitely would not trade a current model of car or bike for one of yesteryears. The same goes for TV, computer, appliances, phones, camera, stereo, etc. There will always be people claiming the old stuffs are better in quality and durability, such as furniture, houses, and cabinets.

For sure electronic products keep improving, unless ofcourse they have bad programming or planned replacement and non backwards compatibility like microsoft software. The tennis industry has got this smart business practice process going now with the light powerful rackets designed for short lifespans. Sure today rackets play the best for short periods of time with the most harmful effects on the body during the play.

As pshulam points out, many durable goods are also manufactured for shorter life spans including homes :(