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What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 16, 2020 03:11PM
What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore? Like the good old days?



Mine: The Nikon F4, the only Nikon I have ever loved.




It is not a secret that I highly dislike Nikon's ergonomics but I am too invested in the DSLR platform to switch. I also don't want to reverse zoom. I switched from Canon when they were having AF issues on the 1D Mark III, denied it, then after a year fixed the issue. I made the tough decision to switch to Nikon as I felt Canon's autofocus issue would take a while to sort out. I had a hold over Nikon D3 to use with a former employer's leftover 400mm 2.8 and 600 F/4 after they switched to Canon. It was great not having to share a lens and not needing to bring it back to the office for others to check out. The two lenses I mention ate fixed focal length, no zooming so no need to re-learn zoom direction from muscle memory. Since the switch, I have never loved any of the Nikons after the F4. I find Nikon's ergonomics to not be in my comfort zone. While I have a stable of Nikon camera bodies that have excellent image quality, I would rather have Canon ergonomic or the Nikon F4.

The F4 was built so tough and the grip felt right and the control layouts were wonderful. It just feel right in the hands. The viewfinder felt so expansive when looking inside of it. The heft of it gave a feel of tank-like ruggedness. I can remember the feeling of holding one for the first time. It made all the highly advanced plastic Nikon and Canons I had used feel like mere toys.

Nikon came out with a still photo centric DF body that harkens back to the days of the F2/F3 era but if Nikon came out with and F4 digital, they could have my money in a heartbeat.



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 16, 2020 03:17PM
.....They don't make 'em like they used to, those guys
And I can't get used to the way that it is today
No one to look up to, hard times and though I try
I just can't find the reason these days

And it seems like the seasons are passing me
They're going by, nothing to hold on to, rough times
And it goes on, so count on me and I'll count on you
You can lean on me, two of us stronger

We won't be alone any longer
Now and for always we will be good friends
Count on me, into any storm, we're gonna survive it
Into any fire, we'll carry on........




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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: April 16, 2020 03:17PM
Operating systems! Too few affordances, too many glitches that go unfixed for too long.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: archipirata
Date: April 16, 2020 03:47PM
Household appliances. My parents had the same washer, dryer, fridge, oven, vacuum, etc. for 15 or more years. Now you're lucky if anything makes it a year past the warranty expiration.



Athens, OH
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Buck
Date: April 16, 2020 04:03PM
I thought this was about my lawnmower.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 16, 2020 04:05PM
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archipirata
Household appliances. My parents had the same washer, dryer, fridge, oven, vacuum, etc. for 15 or more years. Now you're lucky if anything makes it a year past the warranty expiration.

The owner of a Sears local store told me not to expect over 7 years out of any of their appliances.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Buck
Date: April 16, 2020 04:07PM
Disposable appliances! Planned obsolescence!
Lawnmowers (lost count)
Large appliances (4 ranges)
Small appliances. (7 coffee makers)

Exceptions:
2 Norelco razors
eh, eh, eh, let me think a while.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 16, 2020 04:11PM
.....people....???



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 16, 2020 04:12PM
Aldus Freehand!

With every revision, it seems like Adobe Illustrator breaks some tool that was an important part of my workflow. All to chase after some web design gimcrackery, I presume.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 16, 2020 04:48PM
Well, virtually EVERYTHING!

We can't even get our favorite foods without the original recipe being tinkered with or downsized. Have you looked at a carton of ice cream lately? cursing smiley



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: d4
Date: April 16, 2020 04:54PM
Food with trans fats. It just doesn't taste the same (good) anymore.



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: April 16, 2020 05:02PM
Screaming Yellow Zonkers.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: April 16, 2020 05:23PM
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Rick-o
Well, virtually EVERYTHING!...
agree smiley
Pretty much everything was better, up into sometime in the '90s
Appliances (both large and small) lasted longer, store-bought consumables weren't yet shrunk down to microscopic sizes (even as the prices were increased), auto manufacturers finally figured out reliability sometime in the mid-90s.

The exceptions I can think of are probably fashion (take the '70s - mid-'80s...please), and computer peripheral interfaces - until USB arrived, that mostly seemed like black magic to get things to actually work.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 16, 2020 05:23PM
younger me
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 16, 2020 05:38PM
I have pondered this question for a long time. I think that people complain about these things but would not fork over the cash to purchase something of quality. I struggle with the same dilemma.

If you were presented with a $10 broom and a $45 broom, which would you purchase? I'd like to say the more expensive one, assuming it was made to last for decades (unlike the cheap model meant to last anywhere from a few months to a few years). It's the whole "penny-wise, pound-foolish" thing.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 16, 2020 05:46PM
....clothes.....they were made to last......now they use cheap materials, cheap ways to put together.........



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Z
Date: April 16, 2020 06:16PM
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mrbigstuff
I have pondered this question for a long time. I think that people complain about these things but would not fork over the cash to purchase something of quality. I struggle with the same dilemma.

If you were presented with a $10 broom and a $45 broom, which would you purchase? I'd like to say the more expensive one, assuming it was made to last for decades (unlike the cheap model meant to last anywhere from a few months to a few years). It's the whole "penny-wise, pound-foolish" thing.

Should the opportunity present itself in some future less-Covid, check out one of these stores (or their catalog) - [www.manufactum.com]
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 16, 2020 06:44PM
You know what? Not cars, not appliances, not household items.

I want a damn upgradeable Mac like the 7600 or 8600. I upgraded the crap outta mine and it was fun doing so. So what have I built recently? 3 gaming PCs. Fun and wayyy upgradeable.

Even the Beige G3 through MDD G4s were pretty fun to upgrade. I want some modular that starts quite a bit less than $6000.



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 16, 2020 07:35PM
I'm with Lew. Reasonably priced Mac mini tower.



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 16, 2020 08:24PM
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Z
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mrbigstuff
I have pondered this question for a long time. I think that people complain about these things but would not fork over the cash to purchase something of quality. I struggle with the same dilemma.

If you were presented with a $10 broom and a $45 broom, which would you purchase? I'd like to say the more expensive one, assuming it was made to last for decades (unlike the cheap model meant to last anywhere from a few months to a few years). It's the whole "penny-wise, pound-foolish" thing.

Should the opportunity present itself in some future less-Covid, check out one of these stores (or their catalog) - [www.manufactum.com]

those clothing prices are slightly nuts, but the gardening tools are reasonably priced if they are quality. thanks for the tip
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 16, 2020 08:48PM
The last 17" MacBook Pro. I used ALL the ports and SuperDrive and really miss the spacious screen size, especially in the matte finish. Thin is BS as far as I'm concerned; especially when being thin means you need a bunch of dongles. After Steve EOLed the 17"MBP on 6/29/2012, I had hope that it would be replaced by an 18" MBP. Hey, I can dream.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 16, 2020 08:58PM
sexy American cars



!#$@@$#!

If there are spelling issues, please pardon, Owen the cat is sitting on my keyboard.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: April 16, 2020 09:10PM
Carnation Breakfast Bars and Space Food Sticks.

Todd's high-keylorie board
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 16, 2020 09:15PM
After this evening, shotgun shells.



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 16, 2020 09:17PM
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Fritz
sexy American cars

That ship sailed in 1958.




Ok, ok some of the pony cars are very easy on the eyes.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 16, 2020 09:21PM
....pron......???



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 16, 2020 10:06PM
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Lew Zealand
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Fritz
sexy American cars

That ship sailed in 1958.

Ok, ok some of the pony cars are very easy on the eyes.


That's all definitely in the eyes of the beholders (and their definition of "sexy").
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 16, 2020 10:36PM
....I'm bringin.......sexy......back......????



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 17, 2020 02:12AM
chrome plating



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 17, 2020 05:39AM
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NewtonMP2100
.....people....???

smiley-laughing001




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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: April 17, 2020 07:41AM
Velveeta cheese
Thomas' English muffins
Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup




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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 17, 2020 08:07AM
Real bumpers on cars. Not the "OMG I ran into a butterfly and the damage is $2,500" crap they have now.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 17, 2020 09:44AM
Well, virtually EVERYTHING!

We can't even get our favorite foods without the original recipe being tinkered with or downsized. Have you looked at a carton of ice cream lately?



That pretty much covers the way I feel, with the 'especially', off the top of my head, being the iPhone SE.



I think that people complain about these things but would not fork over the cash to purchase something of quality.


Yes! That's the whole reason for downsizing— keeping profits and prices the same, something's got to give.

People like to wave the Planned Obsolescence banner, and most of those people are probably idiots, anyway.

Everything will be obsolete at some point, but some fool will whine because it didn't last as long as they 'felt' it should. New flash–– nothing lasts forever.

Things are built more cheaply to keep prices down and profits up, and they don't last as long. Wow, what a surprise!

I wonder what it would cost today to build that 20-year Kenmore washer or 44-year microwave.

If someone did, none of us would pay that kind of money..




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all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: April 17, 2020 12:09PM
My '53 Chevy Bel-Air was built like a TANK!


driving smiley



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Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: tenders
Date: April 17, 2020 12:36PM
The word processor WriteNow. Written in assembly language as a secret fallback in case MacWrite failed. Nothing since has approached its elegance and speed.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 17, 2020 02:22PM
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WHiiP
My '53 Chevy Bel-Air was built like a TANK!

Which was one of the reasons it got 12 miles to the gallon.



It is what it is.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 17, 2020 03:22PM
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tenders
The word processor WriteNow. Written in assembly language as a secret fallback in case MacWrite failed. Nothing since has approached its elegance and speed.

Loved WriteNow.
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 17, 2020 05:09PM
....belly button lint.......not as 'hearty' as it used to be......very 'thin' and sparse.......



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 17, 2020 05:51PM
My Montgomery Wards microwave oven that I bought in 1985 or so finally went Tango Uniform last month. That thing had a pretty good run!
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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 17, 2020 11:42PM
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freeradical
My Montgomery Wards microwave oven that I bought in 1985 or so finally went Tango Uniform last month. That thing had a pretty good run!

yup. our late '70s Amana RadarRange RR7 lasted 27 years.





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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 18, 2020 12:24AM
....booties.....



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Re: What's your: Why can't they make it like that anymore?
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 18, 2020 10:09AM
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Racer X
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freeradical
My Montgomery Wards microwave oven that I bought in 1985 or so finally went Tango Uniform last month. That thing had a pretty good run!

yup. our late '70s Amana RadarRange RR7 lasted 27 years.


Amateurs.

We have an Amana RadarRange in our basement that has the dial that you twist to set the cooking time (and the chrome bumpers of a ‘57 Chevy, like the one above). And it still works!

(Although, honestly, I think we got it circa 1981 or so, so maybe yours is older, and ours was just a cheapy).
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