For some years now I have been teaching (among other things) PC hardware. I have always been very strong on following proper antistatic procedures (our lab has copious supplies of antistatic straps, antistatic rubber on the desktops and antistatic lino on the floor).
I am getting industry feedback (from some quarters only) that modern electronics doesn't need this kind of care and real life business does not have time to carry out these procedures.
I know where I stand on this - just wondering what others think??