WORLD EDITION EXCLUSIVE: The pace of technological change is accelerating, as I was reminded the other day looking over shelves full of videotape cassettes. “How last century,” I was thinking. From month to month, the change may seem imperceptible, but inexorably the pace quickens.
Once HDTV came along, not only did it not make sense to repair equipment, but the equipment itself became obsolete. As formats change and performance increases, the lifetime of equipment gets ever shorter....More