Wikipedia defines obsolescence as:
Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order; Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that has, in sum, more advantages compared to the disadvantages incurred by maintaining or repairing the original. Typically, obsolescence is preceded by a gradual decline in popularity.
Then there is technological obsolescence…
How many of us still have cassettes? Maybe even eight tracks? How many millennials even know what these are without googling them?
I will be the first to admit that I have about 350 movies on DVD, and probably an equal number of music CD’s. While there is nothing better than watching the Jason Bourne movies for the 100th time while lying on the couch for a lazy weekend, I do have to admit it has been about five years since I have fired up my CD player (that holds 125 CD’s)(though I refuse to give them up) and I have had the Bohemian Rhapsody CD in my truck for over ten years.
To turn this a tad towards fleet – what percent of your fleet still has a carburetor? Do you remember pagers? How many of you remember the first cell phone in 1973?