This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.
aurora replied to your post: Just figured out something that was previously perplexingHow so?
Remastered albums - and, to a greater extent, different media format reissues - offer value to consumers but not enough to justify paying full price for something multiple times. For example, I don’t think any Beatles album is worth $50. But I could very well pay that much to own any one of them on vinyl, cassette, and CD. (That’s not even counting the - nonexistent - digital media availability! Or the possibility that some sort of format improvement will trigger a higher-fidelity reissue in the future.)
“Responsive web design” is a new best-practice that makes more sense than the old one. Doesn’t really add value to most existing sites unless they’re completely borked in modern/upcoming web browsers. (I’m talking more the long tail here, not the top 1000 sites by traffic) But, cynically, I bet a lot of websites will be iterating designs to integrate responsive elements anyway. And that means… as a freelance web producer, I can convince someone to pay me again for something I did for them once already! I probably shouldn’t do that. But many designers will!
EDIT: If it is unclear above - I think it isn’t, anyway - I think the “responsive” part should have been paired with the “less fucking around” part to justify new design and code iterations. It’s not technologically intractable. The barriers are almost entirely social. The fact that technologists would widely agree that there are few social barriers, if any at all, to improving technology is an indicator of how bad that problem has gotten.