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I actually hadn't heard of Cargo Cults before...thanks for the term.

I don't blame the Chinese in the instance of any of the products though. They are all being contracted by big EU and US corporations. They know what it takes to get a product right. They know that they have to get the design validated several times before production. They must just figure that we are only interested in price and they are willing to provide us with tools that will break in a few years.

I know that we have gone through 3 toasters in 7 years. I repaired a couple of them as long as I could, but at a certain point it isn't worth the headache.

My theory is that we have to get the owners of the stores, and their spouses, to sit in a room and cook toast or whatever in front of us once a week on live TV. Watch one snafu after the other. The world would love the screw-ups and maybe they would push to make better products.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Tue Mar 10th, 2009 at 03:42:23 PM EST
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