sybrfreq wrote:It's one thing to buy a knockoff purse or eyeglasses or something like that, but don't the people of china realize that this thing won't work nearly as well as a real iPad?
sybrfreq wrote:I thought that was precisely the appeal of the iPad: the itunes/apple OS and the fact that everything worked properly.
hamei wrote:China will never be competitive at anything except cheap crap. You've been robbed of a society by your own people.
skywriter wrote:it's instructive to note that this was preciously the viewpoint everyone had of japan throughout the first 1/3 of the 1900's. japan managed to turn that situation around 180 degree's in the 60's. what should be feared is if china wakes up and manages to pull the same economic turn-around.
sybrfreq wrote:It's one thing to buy a knockoff...
hamei wrote:Ain't globalization grand ?
sybrfreq wrote:But it isn't all crap. That machine taught me to never dismiss any product because of it's country of origin.
sybrfreq wrote:Now wait a minute here. I have a Dayton Audio (local company) APA-150 amplifier that was proudly manufactured in China. With the exception of a linear-taper volume pot (which they replaced, no questions asked, and immediately admitted that it was a design defect) it is a damn fine machine.
I will agree that the number of quality products anywhere (especially from China) are few and far between.
But it isn't all crap.
hamei wrote:But China and Japan and Taiwan and Korea have NEVER been the same. The claim is stupid on all levels.
skywriter wrote:culturally, it's likely as not, to be impossible.
skywriter wrote:this is why the royal we rely heavily upon disclaimers, such as the one supplied below
Oh, we probably could/will.hamei wrote:Could you people fuck it up any worse ?
recondas wrote:Oh, we probably could/will.hamei wrote:Could you people fuck it up any worse ?
Just out of curiosity, are you claiming the distance exemption from the generic "you people"? That doesn't sound very working class hero-ish to me - thought the janitor would always be there to help clean up the mess.....
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