Friday, April 04, 2008

Programmed Obsolescence Bug

[reading: Donald Knuth, "Digital Typography"; recently Neil Gaiman, "M is for Magic"; Neil Gaiman, "Odd and the Frost Giants"; Atul Gawande, "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance"]

We had a new washing machine delivered today, because my old washing machine was on its last legs—it only spins about a third of the time, although the rest of the cycle still seems to work fine.

Which is a shame, as I bought the old machine (a Zanussi FL828) in 1995. Second hand.

(And yes, I was impressed enough with it that I've bought another Zanussi).

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