Not too long ago, I read an article online about things we know today that will be obsolete in the near future. I don't remember all of them, but here are a few: Blockbuster Video Stores, long term power outages, manual transmissions in cars. . . WHAT? No more stick shift cars??? NO!!!
I was raised by a father that wouldn't have anything but a stick shift car, so therefore, that's how I learned to drive! In those days, there was significant gas mileage savings with a manual transmission. That is no longer true, I am told.
Driving an automatic transmission car, in my opinion, is boring. Just like using cruise control. I like to feel I am engaged in the driving process.
Over the years, whenever I sold a stick shift transmission car, I found that buyers were especially looking for a stick shirt.
As for the demise of long term power outages, the reasoning behind that is that new technology will allow power to be restored much quicker. Tell that to blizzard and hurricane victims who are stepping over downed power lines!
Stroll down memory lane
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