[rescue] A wee bit off-topic

Jim Hickstein jxh at jxh.com
Tue Jun 16 11:04:51 CDT 2015

On 2015/06/16 10:08, Meelis Roos wrote:
>> >From some laptop manufacturers, the same model laptop with an "identical"
>> configuration/part-number is not "identical".  That is, even from some
>> manufacturers use different parts in the same part number.  The current
>> crop of laptops and manufacturers may have cleaned up these types of
>> problems.
>> This can present the type of problems that you described.
> Possibly, but they were of one big batch bought together, for the
> students.

Even so.  Those with long memories may recall Gateway, whose name 
(temporarily) entered the language for this, with the "Gateway Effect." 
  No two "identical" computers on the line, or the same invoice or 
waybill, had the same parts inside.

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