Joined: 01 Jan 2005
After running into this issue / aspect once more, it finally pushed me to say - why is it that some companies, websites and individuals are self defeating to the point it drives them out of the market.
I'll kick off this thread the latest example that irritated me today - last.fm
A few yeas ago a visitor could listen to complete tracks, even if they were at a low quality.
I don't use the service that much, but about a year and a bit ago, I was getting nowhere as a visitor, so I singed up. Boy I was disappointed, I really never did get to play any tracks I wanted to hear as they in reality weren't there, though it did add to playlists which did nothing.
Now - hello ... what is the service, nothing more than any other place like amazon trying to flog tracks.
Yep last.fm, you're obsolete, as the service, despite what the name infers - is no different to the thousands upon thousands of area just trying to flog mp3s for a price, and samples which are meaningless.
, true music appreciaters aren't really interested. I browse only full or lengthy sample tracks before I buy. _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Magnetic Diskettes. Once they were designed to last for years. Then there was the proliferation of 3½ diskettes around the world and slowly but surely the quality suffered when cheap nasty disks slipped into the market. But the ultimate damage was done when the reputable manufacturers marketed stuff worse than the cheap and nasty. Like my last box of diskettes I purchased which were Verbatim, less than half had a first track which would allow a standard format. The rest of the diskettes spoiled quick than some foods.
Yes, I have a whole shelf of dead diskettes ... one day I'll turn them into some piece of art.
Fibreglass mesh marketed for fly screens Once upon a time, this type of mesh made a good long lasting replacement which competed well with brass mesh. Alas something changed in the last few years. Window screens covered with newly purchased fibreglass mesh, within a couple of years, turns into a landing hazard for poor flies which are expecting a nice stable landing area. The "stuff" whatever it is, is so fragile after a couple of years of install, the householder need only lightly brush the screen and it will be severely damaged.
Was it the sun? Well I have three samples over the last few years which were spare bits and stored in a dark draw. All this on retrieval were fragile, and the Cyclone branded stuff died in less than two years. Maybe they're abiding by some stupid Australian law that such mesh needs to be biodegradable ... but guess what, I ain't buying no more of that inferior rubbish.
I imagine any builder or home owner who spend hundreds on their inferior screen material, will pay that little bit extra for brass or stainless which is not of a brand that had willfully inflicted such pseudo mesh rubbish onto their customers. _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
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