Thursday, May 07, 2009

Made in China

Those things tend to leave me with a sense of mild irritation. With bemusement. And amusement.

How, I've always wondered, do you make something that functions a couple of times and then dies. I understand the economic how. But the engineering how. Do you use thinner than normal wires. Do you stick parts together with saliva. What do you do. To make the thing work just long enough to pass through the suppliers and the end user test. Then you buy the thing and go home with it only for it to stop working after a month. Guaranteed. It's irritating having to take something to a fundi when it's new. Or having to get a replacement. Or giving up and going without. But apparently the bottom line for most things is price, so within no time the market only has these and you can't buy more reliable stuff even if you wanted to. Quite irritating.


Blogger aJamaa said...

The worst part is when trying to avoid the use once only stuff you try go for what looks like better stuff based on price and you end up with the same crap at a higher price. Going without must be the only way.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:32:00 PM  

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