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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000512.txt from 2000/09

From: Daniel Leeson <leeson0@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: old is not as good as new
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2000 19:04:11 -0400

I don't disagree in the slightest. You bring in a nuance that was not
part of the dialogue. The original statement said new is good, old is
not, as an absolute. That is what I was addressing.

It would be foolish in the extreme for me (or anyone for that matter) to
suggest that there is no value in the new. But that was not the issue
that was being argued.

In effect, we have no disagreement here.

"Lacy, Edwin" wrote:
>
> Dan Leeson wrote:
>
> > In effect, I suggest that the presumption that time always brings
> > improvements is false.
>
> This statement of course is true. However, that does not prove the
> converse. In other words, while the contention that newer is always better
> is not true, that does not mean that there is never any such thing as
> improvement. Not all new items are better than all old ones, but some of
> them may be better. Not all old ones were of excellent quality to begin
> with.
>
> A 1984 Yugo can be made "as good as new," but why would anyone want to do
> so?
>
> Ed Lacy
> el2@-----.edu
>
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