Meet my clock – my alarm clock by my bedside. This is a plain old GE alarm clock sold in the early ’90s. My parents got it for me when I went off to Vanderbilt. Here is a consumer product that works. And, it has kept on working since I was a freshman in college – amazing! I have not chose to invest in fancy clock/docking stations that play my Spotify app from my iPhone when I wake up. Why would I do that when I can wake up to local country radio?
There just aren’t many consumer products made like this anymore. My phone has a max usage life of 2-3 years before it’s no longer operational. Computers… 3-4 – if you are lucky.
It’s almost like we don’t even have an expectation in this world that things are meant to last. But, this thing keeps on plugging – year-in and year-out. I hope I have it for the rest of my life, frankly. I just wish more electronics were made like this.
Do you have any electronic item in your life like this?