When a digital watch, an electronic appliance, a stereo component, or a computer decides to break down, ita#39;s often far more sensible to buy a new one than to try to have it repaired. Cars are jammed with electronic control systems, but the notion of pulling out a few tools and fixing a failed anti-lock brake unit yourself is now a wistful dream. ... The author John Hockenberry mused on this addiction at the time of Intela#39;s Pentium debacle: The unsullied clarity of being sure beyond doubt thatanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Penguin Uk - 1997|