17 years ago
I can't say that I'm surprised by this - I'm just saddened by this
inevitable result. But I knew it was happening at Boeing even before
The story is at:
A lot of us grew up with model airplanes, model cars, electric trains,
sailboats, tanks, and even model buildings. I don't think there were
boys who didn't at least see a wooden model of a plane or a tank or a
belonging to a friend. And electric trains have insinuated themselves
the psyche of many, many people. And model cars - lots or kids made
cars. All these models and representations are -free advertising-.
think they'd find it useful.
It appears now that they'll be things of the past in a very short time.
it's not just the end of a few toys or model kits...
It's the harbinger of the end of a number of small and medium
Model makers, hobby stores, hobby magazine publishers, artists,
photographers, computer game publishers, BOOK publishers, Barbie's toy
movie and television studios, and literally -anything- that is product
containing or presenting an image or representation of a real vehicle
product will be a thing of the past. Even newspapers and television
programs could be affected.
You think not? You'd better think again. It's already happening.