In my home town, an old movie theatre was recently torn down. They're using the land to expand the local university...swapping a movie house for more capacity in higher education seems like a good thing. That's progress.
Still, I'm saddened by the change even though I haven't been back there in years. I have fond memories of that theatre. Going with my parents the first time I saw "Cool Hand Luke". Hanging with my junior high pals in the balcony on Saturday nights. Kissing my first real girlfriend while on a date in that theatre. Lots of memories and emotional attachments. In fact, if I'd had a vote in the matter, I'd have worked to preserve the place...benefits of progress notwithstanding. My attachments would have won out over my rational thinking. My world feels a little less secure today because that old theatre is gone...another thing I knew of first-hand no longer exists. But, that's sometimes the price of progress.
I wonder about the price of progress on the business world. Do some of us get attached to old business models or software applications? Do we resist change for the better for emotional reasons? Are we sometimes impediments to progress just because we don't want things to change? Pour out your hearts in the comments.