Why do good floppy disks go bad?

bobh at tds.net bobh at tds.net
Thu Apr 7 18:39:12 CDT 2016

You probably can't get the water heater replacement until the old COMPLETELY fails, which means it leaks and floods your house.

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From: Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com>
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Sent: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:11:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Why do good floppy disks go bad?

On 04/07/2016 02:32 AM, Tor Arntsen wrote:
> The problem with lifetime warranties is that they're not about the 
> lifetime of the owner, and they're not about the lifetime of the 
> product. What it means is "as long as it's a product we're still 
> selling" (except for those cases where it *really* is the lifetime
> of the product.. in which case it means "the warranty is valid until
> the product fails").

Sometimes, very rarely, it does happen the other way.  The guys at the
local auto parts store tell me about the woman who comes in about every
5 years to have her car battery replaced, free of charge, since she
bought into a promotional deal for replacement batteries "for as long as
you own your car".  IIRC, she owns a 1984 Volvo.

Magazines used to offer "lifetime subscriptions", but I haven't seen
those lately.

I'm a life member of a couple of professional organizations, but I don't
know if they even exist any longer.

My water heater supposedly has a guarantee for replacement for as long
as I own my home.  I haven't had to claim a replacement yet.


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