Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: iRiver - good? open?
From: Mat Holton (mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com)
Well, in that case it's high time that a group of people came together and designed/produced
-----Original Message-----From: blaou <blaou_at_gmx.net>To: Rockbox development <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>Sent: 02/09/2004 00:29Subject: Re: iRiver - good? open?The industry never did that with walkmen or CD-Players - they usually
broke down after 6-12 months (usually the time of guarantee) and still
everyone bought a new one just because you needed one and had now
choice. In fact, there's an economic term for it: built-in redundancy.
They test and build things so they break down after a certain time -
everything else would be silly!! They need to sell new stuff, that's how
the whole economic system works - selling & buying, selling & buying.
Every too good and longlasting a product kills a company on the long
term. Now with 2 years guarantee in Europe it might get better, but I
don't have hope....
On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 16:59:23 +0100
"Mat Holton" <mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com> wrote:
> I find it slightly depressing that techy toys like mp3 players aren't
> designed to last a life-time. It's obvious why the makers do this - if
> they lasted forever, why would anyone buy another mp3 player?
> I think once features/size etc. become a standard, manafacturers will
> start making mp3 players last longer. In fact it will probably
> eventually become a selling point: "Buy our mp3 player - it's
> If my archos lasted forever I would be happy - just need a bigger
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