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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Microsoft's best move
From: ironrose <ironrose@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 06:51:12 -0500
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The 'small stuff' are like customized parts and that is how they make 
their money.  They have to get the money somewhere.  ~Anne

bruce bales wrote:

>Dale W Hodge wrote:
>>Jonathan, your analogy is way off the mark. I've been in the business for 
>>30 years, and automobiles have definately improved, despite what you might
>>perceive.  Granted there are some makes and models that do have a poor service
>>history, notably a lot of early 90's Fords. However, by and large, most models
>>will last an astonishing 250,000 miles with very little work.  It's mostly the
>>small stuff that breaks now rather than the big ticket items.  As cars have
>>grown more complex, there are more small things that can and do break.  But
>>overall reliability has improved, and the required maintainance has definately
>And the 'small stuff' can be very expensive.  Consider power windows and 
>locks, powered trunk lids, air conditioning, the increased mechanical 
>complexity  when you add a tape and/or CD player to the radio,  power 
>steering, power brakes, cruise control, powered and heated seats.  None 
>of these things were available (or were very expensive) 50 years ago.
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