29 December 2007
Good Bye, Good Phone

They don't make phones like they used to
. Ever since Ma Bell was dematerialized, phone makers jumped the market and now we have all so many wonderful and cheap choices. But cheap is the operative word. Today, you' would be hard pressed even to find a new phone of comparable quality to this classic 1949 model, let alone afford one if you did. These babies were build like tanks --indestructible WWII tech. And for good reason, they were leased, not sold. So they had to last to be economically viable.

Perhaps we could (re)learn a valuable economic lesson from this classic phone -- Ownership isn't everything. Our "mine mine mine", "cheaper cheaper cheaper", "choice choice choice" mentality has led to an erosion of quality, market confusion such that it's hard to even know what you are getting any more, and subsequently the products we buy cost us more, not less, in the long run.

I for one miss real phones.

October 2003 / August 2005 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / November 2006 / January 2007 / October 2007 / December 2007 /

My Thinking Place

On Economics "You don't want your job. The proper function of a job is to seek it's own irrelevancy."

On Religion "They're all the same."

On Art "Art for Fuck's sake."

On the dot "A small idea."

I Want My $2
My Photo
Location: United States

Powered by Blogger