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The problem with the Pinto metaphor (as unfortunate as it is) is that the gasoline worked, it exploded. Had the gasoline not exploded, then the gasoline would have been inferior and the victims potentially saved. The gas tank held the fuel as it was intended albeit not safely... that is where the issue with Ford lies. If the fuel (gasoline) were inferior such as high in impurities (causing clogging) or high emissions then there maybe some sort of argument. If there was an implied warranty for Epson ink for longevity, any warranty would be tempered by the expiration date and be relative to other inks generally available to the average consumer. The same issues have arisen over time in the photographic industry with image longevity whether color or B/W. I won't even begin to explain that long history. How long can a quart of milk remain drinkable past the "buy date?" David <Second, to equate the dismay expressed by me, Laurie and others over the Epson product cycle as being "anti-technology" is absurd. Even more absurd is the poster who said "the problem was not w/the Epson 1200, but with the ink". That's like Ford Motor Corp saying the problem w/exploding Pinto's(for those of us who remember) was not the car, but the gas tank!> -----Original Message----- From: sam katz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 10:45 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Laurie, Rafe, Epson and "Moore's Law" First, I have 2 masters degrees and consider myself very literate and have never heard of "Moore's Law". (I actually wondered if RB was referring to "Benjamin Moore". So, if someone refers to some obscure philosophy in a post, and then belittles those who don't know what he's talking about, he's obviously someone who needs to spend less time on the web pontificating and more time understanding people. Second, to equate the dismay expressed by me, Laurie and others over the Epson product cycle as being "anti-technology" is absurd. Even more absurd is the poster who said "the problem was not w/the Epson 1200, but with the ink". That's like Ford Motor Corp saying the problem w/exploding Pinto's(for those of us who remember) was not the car, but the gas tank! Epson clearly breached implied warantees and breached it's obligation to consumers by promoting and selliing a product w/ a major deficiency and failing to correct it. Anyone knows that when they buy a printer, a new one w/more DPI, more speed, or color accuracy might come down the pike and would applaud it. But they are buyng a PRINTER and its associated supplies to produce PRINTS,(not to analyze or inspect from a techinical view point, but to give to friends(if he/she has them) hang on this wall(if he/she doesnt live in a cave) etc. And if the prints don't remain prints, the product is not fullfilling its basic mission. New computers come out every day w/faster and bigger disk drives, but the data on my 15 yr old 20 mg PC Jr Hard drive is still there! I'll take my complaints up w/Epson directly, but wish that those who are condeming the posters who tried to get some support on this issue would stop getting personal w/their responses. sam katz ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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