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Those were old-fashioned methods.
Can one use this sentence if the methods weren't old-fashioned at the time, but are old-fashioned now?
I think a lot will depend on the entire contest but to be on the safe side you can add one little phrase at the end to dispel any doubts:Originally Posted by azz
Those were old fashioned methods by today's standards.
By today's standards these were old fashioned methods.