Design upgrades

Remember when potato peelers were all like this?
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(Lancashire Peeler, date unknown)

And now they’re all like this?


(“Y-Shaped” Peeler, 2020)

Big improvement huh? (My parents still favour the former, much to my chagrin).

Any other implements that have been improved loads in recent years?

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I reckon I prefer the former as well actually

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Upgrade

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Computer mice using laserbeams rather than dust-gathering rollerballs.

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That’s OK, this is a thread which welcomes all kinds of opinions

God bless you

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These seem like a good idea but I’ve never lived anywhere that has them.

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I’ve got them and I hate them so much

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Modern upside-down sauce bottles

Old:

New:

Much more convenient, and no I don’t care about your nostalgia but I admit I am unsure as to the environmental effects of using plastic as opposed to glass.

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Big back computers to flat back computers, more space for computer related items such as printing papers or a CD tower

My neighbours growing up has a big argument over dinner which resulted in someone banging an old-style glass ketchup bottle down on the wooden dining table, leaving indentations in it. This became known in their house at The Tomato Ketchup Incident and as far as I’m concerned is another good reason to switch to plastic bottles (sorry environment).

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Tin cans with a ring-pull on the lid, too. Much better packaging.

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Surpassed by

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Remember when they started using foil packets for crisps? I cant really remember what they were before. Plastic, obvs, but I cant recall what they were like.

My other half’s mum (who we still live with – thanks Covid) stands the new-style bottles (which are infinitely better) the wrong way around in the fridge, so the ‘top’ is at the top, rendering the whole exercise useless, and making designers worldwide weep uncontrollably. And me, trying to get ketchup out.

Tbf I’ve had some own brand ketchup that copy this design leak a bit when placed the ‘correct’ way.
The real benefit imo is the squeeze action of the bottle rather than beating a glass bottle of ketchup to a pulp.

These are a fucking disgrace.

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TVs used to be massive, gigantic, basically a little cinema in your home.

Now? It’s basically a picture frame.