A lot of the things you read these days about how to best record electric guitar sounds often say you should record direct and dry even if you monitor through an amp (wet or not). Then you can re-amp the tracks and hit them with controlled fx in the best possible ways to get the best possible final guitar tracks. Is this largely a recent development that's become more the norm since most all recording went digital? I know a few of the classics were recorded direct to a board. But didn't most come from mic'ing great amps and new-fangled (back then) pedals including lots of temporal fx without exact ways to set the time variations? Did the Edge really write a cool groove at home or wherever by adjusting all his pedals just so, and then in the studio they said, "Now we've just got to record you direct and dry and then recreate everything you'd already done through our outboard studio fx processors?"