There are not enough PROPER engineers left in the world. A PROPER engineer KNOWS the first rule of engineering, which is "If it ain't broke don't fix it". What we seem to have too MANY accountants who like to tinker with things, to make them 'better' so they can then justify charging a far higher price for the 'better' device (on an escalating scale; if it is twice as good they think they can charge four times as much, three times as good = nine times the price, and so on). The accountant 'engineer' never learnt the second rule of engineering (or even that there IS a second rule), which is "KISS; Keep It Simple, Son".mickthemaverick wrote: ↑13 Jan 2021, 12:12This fiasco just about takes the biscuit for me. We have been driving for years on perfectly adequate headlights, since the advent of the sealed beam really, which has of course improved to halogen etc over the years. If one blew it was a new bulb for a fiver, if one got smashed it was a new unit for fifty quid or so or a tenner from the breakers! Now we are going down another ludicrous engineering development for no real need which results in the best part of a grand to replace when the youngster's bike falls against the headlight by accident and breaks it, see Elaine's troubles here. Pure lunacy and a waste of very talented people's time and effort IMO. They could be much better employed trying to kill Covid or see all the kids in the world get clean water and we all get non polluting energy. But no, they are pratting about developing unnecessary stuff because they can!! and the reason??? MONEY!!!
Yes, there should always be advancements in technology that will benefit people, but this needs to be done with thought and care. Tinkering because you can may not be a good enough reason (other than for gaining knowledge (which could easily be "Oops, that didn't work, and where did my eyebrows go?")), but tinkering because there is a GENUINE need certainly is.