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Before EBC had their global online catalogues, this is how automotive and Motorcycle parts could be found in 1997!

What do you miss (or miss doing) that technology has replaced, if anything?
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Driving!....no so much replaced but taken the fun out of. Driving a proper car with proper (non electric) steering.....one that's not lost all is feel by being over controlled by electronics....be it ABS , stability control, traction control, etc etc. A car that does not feel stifled by ever more restrictive emission controls....a car that does not weigh a hundred kilos plus more that it needs due to do the above.....a car not so refined that the suspension is engineered for comfort so much that it almost eliminates any real feel.
I recently drove a Mk2 RS2000 Escort that my friend had just finished....not fast, won't outhandle a Quad....bit noisy and the suspension is unrefined. But with no PAS , carbs, a light weight and no modern electronics at all it was really a treat to drive with so much steering and tyre feel I could steer it from the rear (in the wet) within 10 minutes of turning the key. Don't get me wrong, modern cars are better in about every "measurable" way.....but they miss something "analogue" cars have....heart and soul.
Just so you know...I'm 54...not 84!....but I'm sure some on here will understand what I'm trying to say.....
Of course there are some great modern cars that do feel alive.....at a price....but very rare at the sort of budget Johnny Average will ever be able to enjoy.
Electric cars just take that dead feel to a whole new level of inert! But that's a different thread....
 

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Driving!....no so much replaced but taken the fun out of. Driving a proper car with proper (non electric) steering.....one that's not lost all is feel by being over controlled by electronics....be it ABS , stability control, traction control, etc etc. A car that does not feel stifled by ever more restrictive emission controls....a car that does not weigh a hundred kilos plus more that it needs due to do the above.....a car not so refined that the suspension is engineered for comfort so much that it almost eliminates any real feel.
I recently drove a Mk2 RS2000 Escort that my friend had just finished....not fast, won't outhandle a Quad....bit noisy and the suspension is unrefined. But with no PAS , carbs, a light weight and no modern electronics at all it was really a treat to drive with so much steering and tyre feel I could steer it from the rear (in the wet) within 10 minutes of turning the key. Don't get me wrong, modern cars are better in about every "measurable" way.....but they miss something "analogue" cars have....heart and soul.
Just so you know...I'm 54...not 84!....but I'm sure some on here will understand what I'm trying to say.....
Of course there are some great modern cars that do feel alive.....at a price....but very rare at the sort of budget Johnny Average will ever be able to enjoy.
Electric cars just take that dead feel to a whole new level of inert! But that's a different thread....
I wondered how long it would take for someone to say this. There is nothing like the feel and sound of a proper car and I totally agree with you, I am sure many won't but I get where you are coming from.
 

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So photography, printing, etc, don't involve any sort of technology?

 

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So photography, printing, etc, don't involve any sort of technology?

Thanks for your dictionary comments, the hundreds of other users and comments across our forum range have taken this thread as it was meant to be taken. I am sure technology was also involved in creating the wheel but most people know what We mean and have joined the conversation for fun, with that in mind!
 

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Thanks for your dictionary comments, the hundreds of other users and comments across our forum range have taken this thread as it was meant to be taken. I am sure technology was also involved in creating the wheel but most people know what We mean and have joined the conversation for fun, with that in mind!
Ooh, somebody got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning!
 
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