(Posted by chris the cynic)
When things go out of print they have a tendency to disappear. The reason is pretty obvious: a book that has $1.95 printed on the spine from 1978 now sells used for prices ranging from $45.95 to $577.70 and new for prices ranging from $430.38 to $430.40 (there are only two new available, hence the limited range in price.) Those prices do not include shipping.
One might be tempted to point and laugh at the people who think someone will pay more for used than new, but that misses the point that the world’s largest bookstore only has 15 in stock total and those supplies are unlikely to be replenished in ever.
The books are, basically, gone.
When this sort of thing happens the thing that is basically gone has a tendency to get forgotten for the simple fact that it isn’t around anymore.
I just bumped into a game from 1998 that looks highly interesting that I’d never heard of, that’s a mere 15 years ago. Maybe it’s crap. Maybe it’s a forgotten gem.
So, lot of talking done, here’s the prompt:
What do you think has been unfairly forgotten?
[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]