Re: VIA's Southbridge bug: Latest (pseudo-)patch

Ingo Oeser (
Sun, 20 May 2001 02:44:49 +0200

On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 05:11:30PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> If it had been a manufacturer in most respectable areas of business they'd be
> recalling and reissuing components, and paying for the end resllers to notify
> each customer

This is consumer hardware. Consumer products are optimized for a
good buzzword count per $ ratio. Everything else is secondary.

Producing cheap stuff has its price. And being so smart an buing
cheapest available has the same price. QA and recalling are
expensive as hell. That's why cheap products usally have this
quality tradeoff.

Most consumers don't like to pay for quality.

Germany has learned this lesson and thus "Made in Germany"
doesn't mean anything for certain products anymore :-(


Ingo Oeser

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