Nowadays everything is disposable. That’s really annoying. A guy used to be able to fix his own stuff when it broke without having to buy a new one or pay a computer geek to install a new motherboard that costs more than the original item. They call it modern convenience, but I just call it expensive.
Take a coffeepot for instance. It’s a real basic concept. Get something that holds water. Scoop water out of a puddle down by the creek. Put it on a fire until the mosquito larvae stop wiggling. Then dump it through a filter full of ground up coffee beans… and…Presto! You have coffee. In the old days, if you wanted to get fancy, you might stick a percolator in your coffeepot. Then the boiling water would gurgle up a little tube, spurt into a perforated chamber that held your filter full of grounds, and then drip back down into the coffeepot as fresh, hot coffee for your drinking pleasure.
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