[time-nuts] Maintaining boatanchors
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sun Oct 24 16:19:51 UTC 2010
On 10/24/2010 06:02 PM, J. Forster wrote:
> I buy a lot of 10-20 year old test and other gear. When I try to get info
> on some things the reaction is usually, "Oh, we havn't made that thing for
> AGES now. It turns out "ages" is anything over about 3 months. "We now
> have the xxxx model which is SOO much better than that old POS, and it's
> only $25,000 more w/o options".
> At that point I ask to speak to the oldest engineer or srevice tech.
There is an issue of fatigue that adds to the situation. Now that they
*FINALY* have done away with that old box somebody comes and ask for it,
and for meager motivation in money...
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