No good stuff. [was Re: imsai 2]

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Thu Aug 19 12:48:41 1999

Packaging, and packagin engineering is expensive. If you take a close look
at those Packard-Bell or other US-made computers sold in the US, you'll see
better packaging that what's common in home-built/assembled computers.
Unfortunately, the better packaging accompanies a computer built with the
necessary offsetting quality in the "guts" which is a shame.


-----Original Message-----
From: Max Eskin <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Thursday, August 19, 1999 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: No good stuff. [was Re: imsai 2]

>>At 12:32 AM 8/19/99 -0400, Glen wrote:
>>less margin. The bottom line is it costs $20 to get _anything_ substantial
>>from a korean factory to your local computer haus.
>What I'm curious about is why these korean products must be "crap". It
>doesn't take much skill to make a case or to make and test a power supply.
>On the other hand, these crap cases are getting bought up like hot cakes
>because there's nothing better, and there's no reason to make them higher
>quality. That's modern c(r)apitalism for you...
Received on Thu Aug 19 1999 - 12:48:41 BST

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