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11-02-2011 @ 6:32PM
Disclosure: I cannot watch this video without having tears running down my face.As a historian, one of the things I study is a very old phenomenon with a very modern name called "disruptive change". Essentially, something new comes along and renders its predecessor obsolete, causing the old to go slowly (more or less) extinct. Those of us alive today have already experienced it at least once; one example I use shows three disruptive changes that I have personally witnessed -- the migration of personally recorded music from reel tape to 8-track/cassette to CD to digital. Each change literally destroyed the prior version.Disruptive change can be very traumatic for people, and this little video brings that to life without a word of dialog. I've loved Yesterday's News ever since I first saw it, and I'm very glad you've brought it out again, to give new viewers a change to experience it for themselves.
11-03-2011 @ 11:55AM
In my country we have a saying that goes "Cuando hay santos nuevos, los viejos no hacen milagros". A rough translation would be "When there are new saints, the old ones can't do miracles".
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