So far as I am concerned--aside from the invention of the internet--technology climaxed at 1969. It seems most of what is today touted as new or superior are simply cheap and inefficient rehashes of the old products. Take the fancy DSLRs and their numerous functions, of which I'm quite sure the majority is useless. Their Rube Goldberg-like complexity eschews the whole idea of an elegantly simple tool. Also, cars; an air-cooled Porsche engine, Mercedes-Benz straight six, or a 6 cylinder Bristol engine are perfectly adequate. Most of what is marketed today are inferior quality things with schlocky designs and disproportionate price-tags.