The Test of Time
Some things stand the test of time.
A good example of this is the I formation in football. In the 100 years the game has existed, there have been thousands of different formations but the balanced effect that the I formation has provided offenses has caused it to stubbornly exist in playbooks long after some of the more creative ideas became outdated by rule changes and innovation. What could be considered the I formation of your industry, sport, or circumstance?