Recently in Plano, Texas, we were hit by a substantial ice storm. The region was paralyzed. You could hardly get out of your door. Then if you could get to your car, you couldn't go anywhere. Why? Because you couldn't get any traction. You see, you need traction to build momentum.
"Ah, the good old days. Things sure were different back in the day." They don't make 'em like they used to. I've found that when people look back they tend to have selective memories. While it may be true that they don't make 'em like they used to, I'd argue that's a very good thing.