Interesting article. There is something to be said for keeping things simple. Indeed in engineering school a professor always would write K.I.S.S. . (Keep It Simple Stupid) before every project. However, I must side with your young fellas on this one. Folks like mechanical things because they can visualize things easier than electronics or electrical things in general. However, inspite of the perfect 65 Impala, electronical devices are much more dependable than mechanical devices. Remember mechanical tunners on TVs or mechanical timers on Microwaves. They suck. For those of us who have grow up building computers from scratch, electronic devices are just as dear as your old guys 65 Impalas (with carbs and points). Or harleys for that matter. Although the new cars today are more complex they require less maintenance, always start even when its cold etc. Also consumers have driven the complexity in the form of every increasing requirements. Now everyone wants power windows, locks etc. So the good old days are gone I say great. I embrace the future and make no apologies for it. Besides please don't take my remote away from me.