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Monday, 20 December 2010

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This craftsman warms his coffee

It has been discovered that, Just Good Enough, has taken over the outdated, "Pride in Craftsmanship", credo. Craftsmanship was the work ethic of a generation gone past. Mass production is the cry of today, Faster, Cheaper, More.

Anyone can look in their Grandparents treasure trove of possessions and find things that are still fully functional and have been in use for decades. When you bought things they were intended to be a life long purchase.

Today, not so much, if you get 2 years out of something, consider yourself fortunate. Planned obsolescence is acceptable because there is always Faster, Cheaper, More. That's the beauty of planned obsolescence, there's always something better to replace that old and rotten thing you currently have with the new and improved.

If something is new and improved does that imply what you were selling before was old and inferior? I think we should all wait and never buy anything that is not already new and improved.

I think companies in the future should cut through the minutia and just sell the new and improved product before introducing an inferior product to begin with.


From Sunset and Vine
Buck E Filbert

Somewhere Thinkin:
"The artist who is not also a craftsman is no good; but, alas, most of our artists are nothing else"

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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