I found this video very educational and interesting. Not just as musicians but as humans: it is too easy to see only the ground in front of us (historically speaking). Yes, things have changed and sometimes progressed over time, but it is very beneficial when we realize that people may have asked the same questions before. What can we learn from their experiences and conclusions?
There are things in our life that seem so normal and as if they’ve always been there. How did we get here: your music that you read, the design of the instrument you play, etc. Enjoy.