If you haven’t seen this one yet, it’s definitely worth watching.
This juxtaposition of old and new makes me think of a recent post by Andrew McAfee on the flip:
One useful flip test consists of mentally switching the order of appearance of a new technology and an existing one… Let’s say the world has only e-books, then someone introduces this technology called ‘paper.’ It’s cheap, portable, lasts essentially forever, and requires no batteries. You can’t write over it once it’s been written on, but you buy more very cheaply. Wouldn’t that technology come to dominate the market?
In other words, novelty as such has a value all its own in our culture, but since novelty always fades, it pays to discount it. Take away novelty and what have you got? A bad version of the good old scroll, or a truly useful new thing called a book?