Re: Wasn't this already known?
If the new would-be trend setters had even bothered to read old facts they'd have ignored them because, you know: OLD!
(mega-thumbs up for that)
You are SO right! The millennial generation decided "it's OUR turn, now" and, like a copy of Arthur C. Clarke's "Superiority", they went on to re-invent *EVERYTHING* and "do it THEIR way".
with predictable results.