What if you lived in a country where people threw away perfectly serviceable technology? What if, with the mind of a 23 year old, you could build everything you needed to survive? What if, with information freely available on the internet, you could learn everything you needed to take care of yourself?
I thought about this when I was driving a BMW and the economy turned south. Why am I invested in this luxury, I thought to myself. I gotta make it simple. Doomsday scenario simple. Industrial strength, low maintenance simple. And that is what I've striven to do. It may be the only way to survive the next economic crunch.
BTW. I make my living expecting that the entire industry I grew up in decides to be cheap.