Engineered To Fail

Monday again. Looks like rain. Don’t want to go to work. It’s my 56th bday. We had a good weekend, but I think the hottub motor is burnt. I took it apart as much as I could this weekend. Everything looks fine, except this horrible burnt electronics smell. I can’t look any deeper into it without draining the water. It lasted about a year and a day before dying. Warranty and a day. our fridge died and was replaced. Our dryer died and is getting replaced. Italy trip. I think there’s more than I’m remembering right now…

When I was a kid, a refrigerator would last 20 or 30 years. Now, I think stuff is engineered to last just slightly longer than the warranty. I bought a paperback book. Read it once. Read it again and the pages started falling out. Engineered to fail.

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