Brother, you may only hate change, rather than "progress." 100 yeasrs ago, and today, if you had/have a "telephone" hoked up to copper wires and the power in the entire area went out, the telephone worked. It had and has it's own power suppy - humongous wet cell batteries backed up by generators. We had a power outage and lost telephone service for over a week December, 2020., due to our "modern," "advanced, "voice-over-internet digital service." Moreover, Spectrum, the only supplier in our area, only takes a service call when your telephone works. YES! They lold me, when I called from the library, to call again when my telephone worked. Otherwise they cannot schedule a "service call." We are in a cell "black hole" and only the one cable-based supplier is Spectrum. This is progress?
I am only 66 years old but have seen much technology come and go...my Mom's 78s, 33s, 45s, cassettes, 8-tracks, LaserDisks, CDs, DVDs, iPod, slide rules, adding machines, Burroughs calculators, desktop calculators, My first "pocket calculator" was a Royal with a corded stylus, 8 digit capacity (but only 4 at a time) with Nixie tube displays.. Thought we were rich when we could plunk down $129.99 for the TI SR-10 that would do exponents and square roots. Can't even get a CD player in a new car anymore. And the first Pulsar digital watch with red LED display. I hate progress.
NJ's entire unemployment system basically collapsed during COVID because no one knows COBOL anymore.
When did they discover this was going to be a problem? July 2003.