THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
WHY CANT WE HAVE STANDARDIZED DEVICES?
WHY CANT WE HAVE
imagine a world where every light fixture required a different sized light bulb
base for each manufacturer?How annoying
would it be if every car model required a battery that was shaped and sized
“I’m sorry sir; you have a 1992 Ford
Fairlane.That requires an Olsen,
octagon, size 3, 16 volt battery.They just
don’t make them anymore.Maybe if you
searched the internet…”
This is what
we have today with pc batteries, pc, cell phone, gps, and tablet chargers.Every make and model has a different battery,
charger, and charger connection.I have
at least 6 cell phone chargers that are all perfectly good except I no longer
have a cell phone that they will connect to.I have 3 different lithium batteries for three different pc.I have only one working pc.All three batteries are perfectly good.All three are the exact size and shape.Only one will properly connect and power my
only working pc.
This all is
such a waste!
there I thought Apple had it right.At
least all apple products had compatible chargers and connectors.Now the newi-phone has changed that.
Why is it so
hard to have standardized batteries, chargers, and connections?Our flashlights, remotes, toys and other
devices all run on standardized batteries.AA, AAA, C, or D…is that so hard?
government passes about one zillion laws every year.Virtually every law makes our life more complicated
and confusing.Why won’t one legislator
introduce a law that all electronic devices have standardized batteries,
standardized battery chargers, and standardized connections to these batteries
and their chargers?Why is that so hard?
of running for congress with only one item on my agenda.Standardize
all electronic device batteries, chargers, and connections!
“Cranky, what is your position on immigration?”
“Don’t care, don’t have a position.”
“Well…er…how do you feel about taxes?”
“Don’t like them, gotta have them.”
“Never had one.”
“Should not be mandatory.”
“Why, Cranky, should anyone in the
great State of New Jersey, ever consider voting for you to be their
representative in Washington?”
“I want a law that will standardize size
and shape of all electronic device batteries, chargers, and connections!”