This weekend I met a car modeler who doesn't use a computer. He is around 60 years old and missed the computer age, so no internet, no on line hobby stores and no great modeling web site like this. His granddaughters knew that I have a large collect of model cars because my wife was their daycare provider, any way, he was looking for people to put in a 1/25 garage he is building. So I sold him a Fujimi mechanics set.
I am getting close to 60, but I have worked in Silicon Valley all my adult life. A lot of people who didn't work in the high tech world and who are around my age or older may have no interest in the internet because they didn't start when they were younger and see no need for it. My first thought was how does someone find model cars to build. We had both gone to the same hobby store before it close and Walmart doesn't carry them any more. So if you don't go in with your wife to Michaels you would never know they sold models car there. I have a strong felling that a large group of young model car builders from the 1960's would still be building models now if they could find them. I have seen ads for models in a couple of magazines with an internet address and maybe a mailing address. But not in Rod and Custom or Hot Rod, these are the magazines I grew up with. I know if models were easier to find they would sell a lot more of them, which means more new models for me to buy and build.