Attach the word “new” to almost anything and images of
grandeur and innovation come to mind. A new baby—who will he resemble? A new car—what will I look like behind the wheel? New shoes—isn’t this the look everyone is going for? Inevitably, new things age and go out of style. That 8-lb. infant soon grows into a 180-lb. man; that shiny, new car has long lost its new-car smell and would be better off the road; and those new shoes...well, it’s 20 years later and they no longer exist.