03 January 2017

Worried about competing with...

...China's "economic miracle?"...

The prevailing attitude is chabuduo, or ‘close enough’. It’s a phrase you’ll hear with grating regularity, one that speaks to a job 70 per cent done, a plan sketched out but never completed, a gauge unchecked or a socket put in the wrong size.

Chabuduo is the corrosive opposite of the impulse towards craftmanship.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

old white guy says............the words, close enough for government work come to mind.

Anonymous said...

So true - Chinese high-end goods have a 90-100% failure rate inside warranty ... warranty is something they had to offer to crack North American markets. Essentially what they do is double the price of their slave-made goods sent to North America to cover the cost of warranty default ; if it breaks and you are pissed enough to claim on your warranty, they just tell you to throw the broken one in the weeds and send you a new unit - no such thing as warrant repair in high volume low value manufacturing.

If you know someone in electronics procurement, ask them about the quality of Chinese semi-conductors. But the plague of "Chabudo" runs on because both globalists and our Chinese bribed politicians want it to.

Neo Conservative said...

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after a chinese concern bought out ibm's thinkpad laptop manufacturing, it was discovered that they were planting firmware backdoors on the machines. bye-bye government contracts.

here's a disquieting factoid... china makes 95% of the vitamin c in the world. ever wonder what special sauce goes into that product nowadays?

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Bill E said...

Neo sez: "china makes 95% of the vitamin c in the world. ever wonder what special sauce goes into that product nowadays?"

Melamine - they put it in all the food - it's like flouride here - a government sponsored clandestine population control tool.

They put it in dog food and livestock food shipped here - the results were accelerated because the dosage was amped up.

I made the mistake of buying/eating some canned smoked oysters from China from a dollar store - never was sicker in my life - I read up on their shellfish farming industry and saw they were using city effluent water.

By now I think the whole country is one big heap of toxic pollution, corrupt business practices and corrupt government - like North Korea with ipads

Neo Conservative said...

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bill... you're preaching to the converted".

so much for justin's "most admired dictatorship."

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