Often, the good parts of an approach will be discarded because they are outweighed by the upsides of a newer approach. Then when eventually someone finds a way to get the benefits of the old approach with the new one, some clever cynic will come out of the woodworks lamenting how 'everything old is new again', completely disregarding the advances made in the meantime.

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