An interesting look at consumer products and lazy companies. This is one very real example of veneer culture. The thinking is that as long as something looks good and is “affordable”then it has worth. If you want something to last, it takes work, effort, and a cost. My partner and I have this saying: “cheap now just means you finish paying for it later.” It’s true of relationships, it’s true of art, and it’s true of goods and services.
I read today’s article”A Low-Priced iPhone Awaits” in the Wall Street Journal with disappointment. For some reason, it has become widespread for people to think that “successful products = low price” and that “happy costumers = low price“.
While those affirmations are truth I consider them to be only partially truth.
I want to bring into consideration the fact that it is not only “low-price” products what makes customers happy. As a owner of stores that sell electronic accessories and as a user of cellphones I can tell you this:
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