Technological change

The old toasters used to work fine.  They had long lives if you treated them well, and they made fine toasts.  There were no solid state components.  We had a red Murphy Ravi toaster that lasted, what, over twelve years?

The new toaster we bought in Bangalore did not even last a year.  And when it blew, and I took it to the repairwalla, he said the electronic components had failed, and the toaster would have to be junked.  Which it was.

Why can’t we have the simpler, better, older model of toaster?

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