Sometimes Newer Isn’t Always Better

Some tools are just timeless classics. We often assume that a more modern version of a tool is superior to some of the older, but tried and true, models. This isn’t always the case, as you can see here.

The scythe is:

  • Inexpensive
  • Quiet
  • Faster at clearing tall weeds
  • Badass


The weedwacker, which is:

  • Incredibly noisy, contributing to noise pollution
  • Gas powered, which contributes to air pollution
  • Slower
  • More expensive
  • Harder to repair

Let’s not assume newer is better. Give the classics another try.

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