Re: weighted shells

Spike Jones (
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 21:20:58 -0800

> Who cares? It's something to do. Can't you simulate virtual memory?

this comment brightened my day. {8^D

> if I see another 20 pound casette playing ghetto blaster in my local
> "Good Guys" electronics store I think I'm going to vomit. You tear
> the things apart, and they're nothing but empty shells weighted down.

i would like to make a list of things manufacturers have done which actually reduce the usefulness of a product in order to enhance its marketability. the early 4 function electronic calculators were weighted to appeal to consumers who thought them more durable. microsoft products are weighted with dead code to make them appear more sophisticated (i assume thats why they do it). spike