Posts Tagged ‘problems’

Google is down.

January 27, 2012

Stay tuned for more google. Ha! I don’t know why, but it is down. Just wanted to be the first blog to mention it….may even be over by now, but i did check and it really is/was down!

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Fixing Prices and Everything Else

February 11, 2010

Planned obsolescence as an industry standard is price fixing. Its the legal, hidden equivalent to retailers jacking their prices in unison. Purchases: remember its not just the price, but how much you’re getting. Take something like dish soap. The water and container aren’t of any use to you, so lets assume when you buy a container of dish soap you are really just after a quantity of soap ingredients. (more…)

Help Yourself, the new customer service model.

May 20, 2009


Everyone loves having their computer dilemmas resolved by some self righteous prick on a help forum who has nothing better to do with his time than mock your lack of knowledge and assert dominance. Remember a time when you didn’t have to kiss some loser’s ass on a help forum? When resolving your problems meant calling the company and having a self righteous prick on staff walk you through it? (more…)

Making Planned Obsolescence Illegal

December 26, 2008


Ever wonder how the package knows exactly when your light bulb will burn out? Annoyed that yet another cellphone battery has gone dead and replacements are not available? Amazed at the precision with which manufacturers are able to make products that last exactly 2 weeks longer than their warranties? (more…)