AMD had to manufacture a new batch of 486 processors a while back for aerospace something or other.
People took things seriously at one point. Now we’re sending up planes with “optional packages” and features that can be enabled in software if you pay for, and if you don’t it that might crash the planes… so… there’s that…
Inspired a bit by your offhand comment on how people were afraid there would be rampant speculation on forever stamps, you guys should do a show about speculation. I might be talking completely out my ass but it feels like such an American trash behavior of buying product exclusively to horde it in the hopes it will accrue value over time.
Speculators hoard, wait, and gamble. They are materialist consumers who have a dream of consuming and getting rich BY consuming, so that they will be rewarded with further consumption. Though, it is possible to go about it in a way that works. e.g: LEGO investment.
As per my thing of the day, what is much better then speculation is flipping. Instead of hoping to own a thing that becomes insanely valuable with age, instead get junk that you can add value to with your labor. Unlike speculators who consume, flippers do work. They won’t magically get insanely rich, but a good one can make a great living.