Friday, December 4, 2009

This Sounds Familiar

"The new device is an improvement over the old device, making it more attractive for purchase by all Americans," said Thomas Wakefield, a spokesperson for the large conglomerate that manufactures the new device. "The old device is no longer sufficient. Consumers should no longer have any use or longing for the old device."

23 comments:

  1. Oh man! Now I want the new device!

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  2. I feel embarrassed...but, I have an irrational affection for the old device...

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  3. This is funny but, somewhere in my primordial memories, I remember the older cavemen getting all upset over the invention of fire. They said they would stick to their furs and eat the raw meat. We could keep our new fangled fire.

    ;-P

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  4. I have been using my Device since the Reagan administration, and you'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands, before I would ever give it up!

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  5. Indeed, then we have improvements like power windows and when the little motors die out, and should the air conditioning die too, we are stuck in an oven until we round up a few bucks... then there are the glossy, shiny new editions that 'fix' old things.. and new eye-candy movies with all special effects but none of the good ol' feeling and ambience... what were we talking about?

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  6. Heh, People who accuse others of being afraid of change are often people who stand to make money from that change.

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  7. Device? We don't need no steeenking device.

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  8. http://www.theonion.com/content/news/congress_approves_500_billion_for

    This one appeals to me also.

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  9. @ Julian

    http://dresdencodak.com/2009/09/22/caveman-science-fiction/

    Me go too far!

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  10. Personally, I prefer the original device from before the large conglomerate bought out the rights. That original device really showed the vision of the inventors, even though the design and look of the device was such that not everyone could work out how to use it. In fact, this is part of the appeal of the original device; anyone can save up money to buy the new user-friendly device, it takes effort to use the original device. This shows people who like the new device that I am bloody-minded and not a person to argue with.

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  11. I plugged the new device into the old device and it upset some people.

    ;)

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  12. Humph. I guess on this side of the Atlantic we won't get to handle the new device until 2012.

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  13. Enterprising souls have rebuilt the old device using only parts from the disassembled new device. Opinions vary.

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  15. But hold on to the old device and store it well in its original box, for it will be worth a substantial amount in 25 years.

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  16. The competitors to either device have started an ad campaign to show that their device is begtter. Even though it has only 8% market share, is too expensive and actually inferior to the other device.

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  17. No device is preferrable to buying into planned obsolescence.

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  18. Everyone to their own devices, I say...

    Ciao,
    Grendelwulf

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  19. Wakefield went on to add "We also hold the intellectual property rights to the old device and anyone trying to use it will get their ass sued off"

    Resourceful inventors were soon producing virtually identical devices, now known as gadgets.

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  20. I think you got the conglomerate pegged wrong. They love the old device, and encourage you to use it's parts.

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  21. Pfft. Both the old device and new device suck. That other device rocks, though.

    And I'm not just saying that because I can't afford either of them after buying the other one.

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  22. Now James, be fair. Some new devices actually come with very good reasons.

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