Drusgar t1_izxr5a4 wrote

I'm sure someone complained about the viability of lithium batteries, too. It's the nature of invention, right? Lots of trial and error. Eventually you get a decent process and product. And then it gets replaced.

It would be nice to see some technology that utilizes a metal that's more abundant and cheaper than lithium. So I guess they keep experimenting.


Drusgar t1_iybc8y1 wrote

I mean, it might not be your cup of tea, but Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, not because they sold a bazillion albums but because they trailblazed and inspired a legion of fellow musicians. He didn't always write the music the public wanted to hear, but he wrote the music that he wanted to hear and sometimes we liked it.