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Re: [opensuse] On redundant technology and the context for its use
Quoting Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
On 06/04/2016 09:59 PM, James Knott wrote:
On 06/04/2016 08:18 PM, Anton Aylward wrote:
So? My point is that, like buggy whips and horses, its still being
made and sold.

Still being made? I doubt that.

Horses have a lifetime of what, 20-30 years? They are still around, so
they must "still be made" somewhere, somehow.
Outside the city, certainly Out West, there are a LOT of them.

Heck, here in the city there are horse and carriage rides; its a
speciality for weddings! And guess what? Those carriage drivers have
'horse
whips'. maybe they are only for show, but they are there.

A business guru once commented that today's horse whip manufacturers
must be VERY efficient to have stayed in business!


Buggys and buggy whips are no longer a commodity in the US. As of a decade or
two ago only high end buggy whip makers existed in the US. They strive for
good efficiency, but the whips are mostly hand made.

Horse whips (for jockeys?) are a different matter. They are for functional
use.


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