Advice for tape drive repair / maintenance
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 27 05:57:03 CST 2006
Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Yes, but there's a point centred around the early 1990s when cars were
> sophisticated enough to have relatively clean emissions, simple enough
> to repair with ordinary tools, and not have things like airbags that are
> of questionable use and really really horrible to try and dispose of.
I suspect that both Tony and Jos are right. Note that Jos said 'newer' car and
didn't place any kind of number on just *how* new :) I totally agree with you,
Gordon - the 'sweet spot' in terms of simplicity versus efficiency seemed to
be in the early 90s and anyone buying a car since then has probably been
making the problem worse rather than better.
The whole 'emissions at point of manufacture and disposal' does get
conveniently forgotten by the majority of people, though. I think there's
what, nine years of landfill left in the UK - after which existing sites will
be full and the law prohibits opening of any new ones. Yet there's virtually
nobody either trying to reuse the technology that we already have or making
new technology that's long-lived and easily repairable.
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