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Old 06-04-2016, 11:24 AM   #41
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Resistance to change limits improvement. Advancements are a part of life, today, yesterday, and tomorrow. Throughout history. And throughout history there have always been those opposed to any change.
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:32 PM   #42
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Change is often good and necessary for improvement but fads are of no use other than for those who like them to revel in them and feel superior.
I'm only resistant to the silly stuff .. not change. Change is always good .. if it's positive.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #43
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Change is often good and necessary for improvement but fads are of no use other than for those who like them to revel in them and feel superior.
I'm only resistant to the silly stuff .. not change. Change is always good .. if it's positive.
But what you call silly, someone else may make excellent use of. You don't get to define "silly" for the world. You termed back up cameras silly. I term them to be an excellent tool for some people on both cars and boats.

I know a lot of "fads" that have become standard items for decades. You seem to feel that people who select to try new technology feel superior and look down on you in some way. Actually I don't see that. However, I see your attitude toward them. Why not just live and let live, accept the differences in people and in boaters.

I've seen things that I thought served no purpose, but then I tried them and with some my feelings were confirmed, while with others, I was shocked and never again would be without it. When cell phones first emerged, it seemed to many like nothing but an ego boost. Sort of the upgrade for car phones. Some thought it would just be a toy for the few. That few was running up $500 and $600 a month bills. Today, everyone has one and costs are as low as $20 a month.

I try to remain open minded to all ways of doing things. Old, new, low tech, high tech.

Oh, and for the record, I'd rather have a chain counter any day, than to have to mark chain intervals.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:20 PM   #44
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There are and have been many fads that are indeed silly. Young people saying "like" almost constantly and fins on rear car fenders. Time will only tell if it's a step fwd or a silly fad. And it all runs together in the middle. I was one of the first to use synthetic oil on my ultralight AC and I have used extensively an anchor (XYZ) that is more "far out" than perhaps anybody else's on this forum. I try to think for myself mostly.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:43 PM   #45
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Part of the original comment that I made could be broken down very simply; learn the how and why of whatever you are doing. Understand whatever the process is and how it works before you bypass the grass roots of the skill and become dependent on something that may always be available. Magenta lines lie. Depth sounders do not read water color. GPS units go dark. Summer thunderstorms build from nothing very quickly. Develop a skill set and then enhance it with whatever the "fad" or new technology presents.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:36 PM   #46
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:38 PM   #47
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Tried n' true horse riders thought horseless carriage [automobiles] silly and a fad. Orville and Wilber were thought silly by many.

Silly thing is... some times silly becomes serious as all get out.

Another way to look at it. Serious can become Serious as Silly becomes even more Silly!

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide overloaded PPM will become base product in next Century plus phase of liquid hydrocarbon diesel, gasoline, and jet fuels... not just Whistling Dixie bout that... and that tain't silly ~
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Wish I was in charge of what is important in the world and not.....
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