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I have always admired the engineering that goes into designing products that will last until they make it to the consumer’s hands and work for a short time, but once broken, defy all attempt at repair.
The light bulb is an amazing example. That dangly filament in the bulb makes its way through shipments at sea, overland trucking, loading docks, shelf stocking, bagging at point of sale, a bumpy ride home and installation in a socket. Four days later, “Poof!”
Consumer headphones have several ways of coming apart, and always end up being parts in the junk box because not even a surgeon can get them to go back together.
Have you ever tried to fix a toaster oven?
Brilliant engineering design. Very good for future sales.