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    George Orwell
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    Default Let's have type models, not year models

    I defy you to year-date a not very pretty Cessna 172 parked at your town's
    airport. They all look alike regardless of when manufactured. That's one
    reason these ugly sticks go up in value every year unlike your classy
    Buick, changing form every year, which depreciates to nothing. Who started
    those annual model changes anyways? It was General Motors, that's who.
    Their worst innovation in the history of man was this abdominal creation of
    changing ugly envelope body shells every year. Just think of the '50s to
    prove this point.

    There are exceptions to this rule, of course. Admittedly, at the time we
    all fell in love with the very beautiful and distinctive '55 and '57
    Chevies, but what if those models had 10 or 20 year runs, incrementally
    improved for safety and efficiency but preserving their svelte curves and
    lines? We would still enjoy seeing them grace the roads today, putting to
    shame the look-alike cars of today we can only tell apart by their name
    badges.

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    HLS
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    "George Orwell" <nobody@mixmaster.it> wrote in message
    news:d379094c4b3da4d88d5f2d482e91f9a8@mixmaster.it ...
    > It was General Motors, that's who.
    > Their worst innovation in the history of man was this abdominal creation
    > of
    > changing ugly envelope body shells every year. Just think of the '50s to
    > prove this point.
    >
    > There are exceptions to this rule, of course. Admittedly, at the time we
    > all fell in love with the very beautiful and distinctive '55 and '57


    Ford was deep in this pookie too. Mustang, Falcon, etc were all the same
    platform, IIRC, and they just stretched sheetmetal over it. Not that this
    is
    totally bad, mind you.

    If we looked below the skin, the Edsel wasnt the piece of shit that it
    proved
    to be in sales.

    I dont know what the answer is. Quality first, built into types, might be
    an
    answer.

    I will not buy a watch, for example, based on "styling".. I want something
    that
    goes through hell and still tells time, something that holds up, something
    that
    does what I want it to do, day after day.




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    Vic Smith
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    On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:51:24 -0600, "HLS" <nospam@nospam.nix> wrote:

    >


    >
    >I will not buy a watch, for example, based on "styling".. I want something
    >that
    >goes through hell and still tells time, something that holds up, something
    >that
    >does what I want it to do, day after day.
    >

    Hmmmm. Sound like you prefer a watch that takes a lickin' and....


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    Jim Higgins
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    On Dec 18, 3:59*pm, Vic Smith <thismailautodele...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:51:24 -0600, "HLS" <nos...@nospam.nix> wrote:
    >
    > >I will not buy a watch, for example, based on "styling".. I want something
    > >that
    > >goes through hell and still tells time, something that holds up, something
    > >that
    > >does what I want it to do, day after day.

    >
    > Hmmmm. *Sound like you prefer a watch that takes a lickin' and....



    John Cameron Swayze liked them too.

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    HLS
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    "Vic Smith" <thismailautodeleted@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > Hmmmm. Sound like you prefer a watch that takes a lickin' and....
    >


    Something like that ;>)

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