No actually he was not, first version of windows he ran in his domicile was 95 which would make it about 15 years ago, and that was on monitored dial up so he did not spend very much time on the internet as it was so incredibly expensive and rather slow. I agreed technology had moved on so that is not an admission. Besides I thought you were referring to the car industry which as I pointed out or perhaps you did has relatively recently started to give 7 year warranties led by the Japenese companies I think you will find. I stated correctly that this was in response to the industry at large working on a problem caused by poor quality, not sure if you remember seeing Japanese cars of the eighties (ok a tad more than 20 years ago ) the Datsun Cherry in particualar springs to mind, running around with more holes than bodywork. Rust, of course, was the problem which was solved by a two pronged approach use better quality metal to build the car from as well as taking better care of that metal during the manufacturing process, and build some/most of the body from plastic that led to the longer than usual guarentee being given ostensibly as proof they had overcome the problem. The fact that you have been in the industry does not necessarily equip you to tell us, the consumer, that today's product is better than it used to be, in fact I would say the opposite. By all means annouce, declare and explain the changes that have been made BUT it is for us to decide if that is better.
I would also question that as we now live in a throw away society wherby if something goes wrong, even something as simple as the element in a kettle we throw the kettle away and buy a new one not replace the element as used to be the case 20 years ago, can't really think that is an improvement. Cars used to have panels repaired rather than replaced after an accident I know partly down to labour costs these days as well as design crash zones etc BUT the old panels which used far more metal to manufacture were stronger and could be beaten back into shape I would very much doubt if you could do that with modern car panels even if they were made of metal.
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