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So sad

by david kurland / January 20, 2006 8:46 AM PST

My first employment after college was with the first importer of high quality products from Jaoan: Minolta Cameras.
Up until then, to say something was cheap, shoty, C-R-A-P was to say "Oh, it was made in Japan."
Ask anyone today and all the great words such as best, great value, well made etc. come forth. The Chinese have rushed to fill the void with a few other South Eastern countries and Africa right behind. When will they learn?
It is indeed a sad day when a great product made by foresighted companies can no longer compeate because of price and people are willing to take "just good enough."
Alas, the world is indeed changing.
DAVID KURLAND

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