Re: Why does nothing work
- From: "Enzo Matrix" <enzo55@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 23:02:57 +0100
Edward Cowling London UK wrote:
In message <g4e5fj$hic$1$8302bc10@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Norman Wells
Edward Cowling London UK wrote:I'm slowly arriving at the first choice. There is nothing worse than
Why does nothing seem fit for purpose these days ?
I had problems with my DVD player freezing up, and I had to keep
cleaning DVDs, so I bought a DVD lens cleaner.
I put it in the player and it refused to load up the instructions,
so I took it out and noticed it had dirty marks on it !!
So I found myself cleaning the DVD cleaner, so it could load up and
clean my DVD player..... AArghghh ... life was never this
Maybe if we didn't buy cheap shit from China this wouldn't happen ?
Possibly not. But people want cheap rather than quality. And things
electronic are incredibly cheap. You have a choice. You can buy
Bang and Olufsen at ten times the price and it will work 100% of the
time, or you can buy Chinese at one tenth the price and it will work
80% of the time. You choose.
something that becomes part of your life and then starts being
True. That has recently happened to me with a DVD recorder. I bought it
three years ago and it wasn't exactly top of the range then. However, it did
record to almost every format and it read every single disk I put in it. I
bought my father an identical model at the same time. My father's DVDR
ceased to record about six months ago. Mine has lasted longer but has become
very temperamental lately. It will record quite happily in one session.
However, if I take the disk out of the drive and put it straight back in, it
cannot read the disk, even though it formatted the disk itself only a few
So... I've bitten the bullet and bought a new one. It's a Sony and was
actually cheaper than the old Lite-On model. However, as the old one only
cost me about £120 and I got a *lot* of use out of it, I won't complain too
I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.
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