„I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.“ Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
„It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.“ Immanuel Kant
„Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.“ Immanuel Kant
„The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.“ Bertrand Russel
„We don’t want to live under a world government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations.“ Dr. Robert Bowman
Several years ago I decided to buy a big couch. As they are expensive (> 1000 €) I checked out several couches from several furniture houses. Finally i bought this one and i liked it. The price was about 900 €.
Afterwards i understood why picking a light color is not a good idea…
But what i did not understand is why the fuck choosing plastic for fixing the steel springs(forks/nibs)?
The logic consequence of this EPIC design error was that nearly all of the plastic fixations broke and the couch began to hang…
So i decided to make it better, i bought eyebolts made of steel and replaced the broken plastic. A wood drill was necessary (just drilled a small hole, so that I was able to screw the eyebolts)
I still have to find out the producers name and mail this story to them. I just want to know how many money they think they saved using plastic crap.