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Registered: ‎07-18-2011
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The fight for technology.....

I spent most of a Monday siting on a tractor, reading a book on my phone, while the tractor downloaded updates that make it function as it was supposed to....  In the end a service man had to replace a doodad.


But I got a glimpse of the struggle to maintain control of the technology we use and how close we are to owning equipment that does not function without the purchase and/or approval of whoever owns the technology that makes it function.

How soon will we be using a tractor with thousands of hours on it that won't function because the technology is no longer supported? Or the replacement technology is not affordable? or available?


Will we see a time when we rent the use of equipment by the season as we do seed technology?


Doesn't that extroardinary cost look even more expensive with those thoughts in mind?