Comment of the Day: Which Came First Edition

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Technology has advanced at an alarming pace over the last twenty years or so. The chassis of the now-dead 370Z Roadster has not. The 370Z was of 2009 was little more than a facelift of the 350Z which had already been on sale for seven years. When the 350Z first hit the market, cell phones still didn’t have cameras attached to them.

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This little history lesson is a sober reminder that the 370Z has really old bones and deserves to be updated. That chassis predates Apple’s iTelephone by five years, and has sold about a billion fewer units. I appreciate marshknute’s ability to tell us about the passing of time with relevant units of measure. And for that, I award them today’s COTD victory. Well done.

As an unrelated side note, I remember wondering why anyone would buy a cell phone with a camera on it. With just 0.3 megapixels for the first ones, the pictures were terrible, and you couldn’t really do anything with them anyway. Then again, I didn’t get my first cell phone, a metallic brown flip phone, until 2006.

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