[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis
adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Apr 21 08:00:22 CDT 2006
" From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
" Good PCs aren't unreliable. They might be ugly, but there is no reason for
" them to be unreliable.
" Since they are a commodity, the same thing happens that happens to all
" commodities: big companies start mass producting corner-cut replicas as fast
" as possible, and eventually come to depend on their unreliability as a source
" of new revenue.
" Technically, there is no reason for even a cheap PC, plastic bucket, or stereo
" to die young.
" If consumers would quit putting up with crap, it wouldn't sell...
" Unfortunately, they create the market that the rest of us have to live
this is the 'triumph' of the marketplace. it is hard for the
uninformed to judge quality but easy to compare price.
then there's 'feature burnout', a new phenomenon i just heard of,
apparently most prevalent among the college-age crowd. lotsa dongles
and blinkenlights sound really atractive in the store, but when you
get the **** thing home you wish it would -just-play-music- or
whatever its main purpose is. want a mouse pad with clock,
calculator, etc built in? so complicated you need an owner's manual
for a friggin' -mouse-pad-?!? there is such a beast.
a new yorker cartoon skewered this perfectly a few years ago. it's of
a woman asking a salesman 'do you have a phone that doesn't do very
Andrew Hay the genius nature
internet rambler is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us and think what none thought
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