score - 9 out of 10
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United Kingdom
This is one thing that frustrates the hell out of me - Seeing things designed to break.
If you are going to go to all of the trouble of designing, making the machining and then adding delivery\fuel costs, labour costs, marketing - why not just design it to last.
We see it most with the laptops:
The same manufacturer HP for example can make a fan in a corporate laptop run 8 hours a day for 5 years whereas in a retail laptop the bearings will fail and the fan will seize after 1 year.
They know how to make it reliable but choose not to to make the customer go out and buy a new laptop every year.
Its the same with everything new at the lower end of the range, washing machines, toasters, cheap things are all designed with built in obsolescence.
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