Advice for tape drive repair / maintenance

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Tue Dec 19 21:30:16 CST 2006

> This "everything old is good, everything new is crap" is not verified by the
> data from the industry world wide.  Some things do improve with time.

One pet theory of mine is that many people see this, simply because
they are not seeing the whole sample. There were indeed plenty of old
things that were crap, and are now gone for good, discarded. People
tend to forget about those things, as they tend to remember only the
good old stuff. Likewise, they tend to forget about the modern things
that are good and work flawlessly, and remember the ones they have had
bad experiences with.

Consumer electronics is no exception - look at old radios or
(especially) old TVs. There was a lot of crap back then...


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