Category Archives: Corporate Greed

A vessel to contain my reactions to the the all-present tendency of big business to take advantage of the small consumer.

Who Protects me from Protectron?

At 6¬† this morning my wife woke me up: “The alarm system is making noises!” Sure enough, the little display on the box indicated that the smoke alarm in the basement needed new batteries. No problem. For years we have … Continue reading

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The ASUS Blues

I have a new computer, and I love it. It is an ASUS Zenbook UX31E. It is the notebook I always dreamed of. It is beautiful, light, capable,runs almost seven hours on one battery charge, and sings like a nightingale. … Continue reading

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And Maytag Sucks Too

This blog is gradually turning into a serial drama. In the last installment, Sears wanted to sell me a C$ 249 assembly to repair a 5 cent broken part. I¬†reported that I had subsequently found a subassembly for C$ 35 … Continue reading

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Sears Sucks

Last Wednesday morning my beloved called in an accusatory voice: “the dishwasher is broken!” I swear by my honor, I didn’t break it. Although, I must admit, my dirty dishes contributed significantly to the collective weight of the basket that ultimately exceeded the … Continue reading

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