Even God must make his quarter
by Regis Boff
As I sit fuming over my daughter’s loss of a second iPhone this month, it occurs to me that Apple’s manufacturing scheme somehow predicts the carelessness of young girls.
When I was still little, my dad taught me that automobiles begin failing at the same time, then at around five years. It was called “planned obsolescence.”
Car salesmen, the most influential people on the planet at that time, used that more predictable schedule to anticipate their inventory.
If you sift through capitalism, everything gets this treatment.
I suspect we grow old and die at precisely the right speed as well. Even God, I guess, has to make his quarter.
PUBLISHED: December 30, 2016
FILED UNDER: Unnoticed in Clever Worlds