wish someone would do a movie or expose on a conspiracy theory,
which has gone unnoticed in this country.
Think about this….years ago you bought a record… it was made out
of vinyl….this was called a 78RPM….then THEY switched us to a 45RPM…then
once we got comfortable with this medium…THEY changed it to a 33RPM…making
us (consumers) have to buy machinery to handle the new technology
each and every time the formats were changed.
Now, once vinyl records went out of date, THEY came along with tapes,
first these were on large reels, then THEY redesigned them so the
large tapes didn’t work and we had to buy eight tracks….this lasted
about five years….then THEY redesigned the eight tracks (which we
still have in our garages…. ready to hear Abba in all their glory)
and gave us cassettes. Now you can’t find a cassette player anywhere
that works. So once you build up an inventory of new tapes, records,
cassettes or whatever, then what happens? You got it…THEY change
everything out again to CD’s and we start all over again.
Notice that each and every upgrade or change in technology requires
a new piece of machinery, which I am sure THEY own the rights to.
Remember when VHS tapes first came out, some of us bought VHS players,
others of us bought Beta players. Then we waited for years to see
which one would be the chosen instrument of the future. Obviously
the VHS owners won, but not for long since the VHS players were
replaced by DVD players, which are probably manufactured by the
same people who sold us the VHS tapes in the first place.
Tell me there isn’t something fishy going on here. This rivals the
JFK conspiracy as far as I’m concerned.
with computers. You buy one and before you get it home and get it
unpacked, it’s obsolete. You call the tech center for support on
how to operate it and they just tell you that “they’re sorry, but
we don’t service that unit any longer since it was replaced last
week.” That’s the story you get if you’re able to understand the
guy while he’s eating his curry lunch in India.
Now comes the biggest part of my story…printers. Last week I started
to buy one for my wife’s computer. I had screwed hers up by pulling
a piece of paper out of it while it was printing. This is a no-no.
Do not do it. Anyway, since she had about $200 in print cartridges
left, I thought I’d be smart and buy another printer, which used
the same ones.
No fool me.
Well, as you might guess this turned out to be wrong since yes,
they were the same ones, but ‘the older model’ without the ‘electronic
signatures?’installed on them. So, they were worthless to any new
Been in office supply store lately? The printer cartridge section
is the largest in the place. It practically takes up one whole wall.
If you don’t have your cartridge number with you, you can either
look for about a 2 hour wait or you can forget it. There is no way
you are going to be able to just stroll in there and grab one off
the shelf because it ‘looks’ like the right one.
Forget that noise.
No, you better
have the proper codes or you’re out of the park. And by the way
those codes are tougher to figure than the Dewey decimal system.
You can walk over (I’ve done this) and grab up five that ‘look’
like the one you want. You better think about this because unless
it just happens to be the right number it won’t work when you get
it home. I know this to be a fact.
Oh yes, and one more thing….once you cut through that atomic plastic
wrapper that encapsulates these things, they belong to you. You
cannot return them for credit…they are yours forever. THEY (those
people again) have made it impossible for you to open the package
and impossible to return it once it has been opened. So these are
destined to be stuck in a drawer waiting for you to buy another
printer whenever THEY tell you that your old one (6 months max)
is worn out and you need the latest one. Incidentally I heard those
wrappers were made out of some kind of indestructible material left
over from the old atom bomb test sites. This is just a rumor, but
it might be true.
You can’t buy
just a printer any longer, no you have to have one that scans, copies,
prints, does photos, accepts camera cards, enlarges, minimizes,
and cleans your windows.
I was just kidding about the windows; they don’t do that…yet.
But stick around
..if THEY can figure out how to fix it so we have to buy one…then
we’ll have to get one, won’t we?
some old Barry Manilow eight tracks? Come and get ‘em. All are welcome
except the THEY people….