posted on May, 14 2012 @ 10:24 AM
Why stop at the example of this light bulb though? You want a more interesting and complicated example of something that has kept going??
This obscure vehicle (of which I had never even heard until researching my reply to this thread) was first turned over in 1884. It still works, and I
am willing to bet that it is easier to self service than a Mercedes Benz people carrier.
These days we see a car that is older than a couple of decades and we call it vintage, or prehistoric or whatever, but these ancient machines will
outlast and outlive the lesser creations of more recent decades, which is down to simply this. Better craftsmanship. I will bet cash money, that in
fifty years time, there will be more examples of ancient motor cars still on the road, than there will of the most recent batch of creations,
including the Smart Car, the Nissan Cube, and the Toyota IQ, or for that matter the Land Rover discovery.
The above link will show you why you shouldnt just go out and buy a 3D television because the ad-men tell you to. Detailing the oldest television set
in Britain, it explains that there is more to life than staying current.
And for those of us who make war, or defend innocence (LOL!) for a living, you cannot beat these ancient bits of kit for style, and menace. Plus,
with no ammunition to worry about, no jamming, and no bloody windage, thank you very much, its a much less over complicated tool to use. Also it is
what I would call a low collateral combat solution, meaning it is much harder to accidentally kill a person with a sword, because generally, one only
thrusts or swings one at someone deliberately.