When we first started doing the SDC (and when we first started doing the logs), there was no such thing as an automatic paper towel dispenser.
When we first started seeing them around town, it was worthy of note, though perhaps in a hip post-ironic way. “Ooooooooh, this is a fancy joint. They have an automatic paper towel dispenser!”
Today, when I go somewhere and they don’t have an automatic paper towel dispenser, I’m a little shocked. “You mean I have to touch the handle? I have to get the paper towels out with my hands? Like an animal?!”