Saturday, 9 January 2010

This world has too many....

...different toothbrush designs. How many times must the common every day toothbrush be redesigned and the adverts for which be shoved down our throats every year? Surely its about time a company was able to stand by their product and say enough is 'enough we believe we have designed a great product and from this point on we are not going to redesign it further just because we can.

And for that matter why do why we have so many tin openers? Or corkscrews? Surely these are the sort of products we don't mind if there was a monopoly of. They are inexpensive and if only one existed that did the job very well I don't think many of us would grudge someone making a lot of money from the design and manufacturing of such a product. But instead there always has to be some clever clogs who comes along with a new design that nowhere near works as well as the one that sat in your mother's kitchen drawer for years.

4 comments:

Jimmy Bastard said...

I have a digger driver who works for me that can flip a bottle cap off using just his thumb. I've asked to buy it from him, but he said he is very attached to it.

Gillian said...

Variety is the spice of life (or so they say)

I'd love for you to be a Guest Blog over at my wee blog. I'm doing a feature on male bloggers every Monday (starting this week). its a simple questions and answers (throught the eyes of a man) for my mostly female readers.

Wanna take part? I'd love it if you'd say yes.

email me on info@redpepa.za.net

Scotsman said...

Jimmy Bastard: Mibbae ye jist need offer him a fair price.

Madame DeFarge said...

Because women need to buy new gadgets. Just like men need screwdrivers and manly stuff. That's why they make so many.