I have written, and write, verses on different subjects,including politics. Some are satiric and some, I hope, amusing. Feel free to comment.

October 30, 2012

Newton Did Not Make the Apple Fall

Apple produced its iPad4 a few months after its iPad3.
Far too short a time it seems, and not only to me.
They also launched their iPhone5
when their iPhone4 didn’t long survive.

If they brag about the qualities of their latest oeuvre
why so quick to say it will no longer serve?
Has it not yet on their customers dawned
that they are being craftily conned?

There once was a time, not too long ago,
when companies found their sales were slow
they would plan their products so they didn’t last too long
before something went irretrievably wrong.

They decided it was only commonsense
to make their goods with built-in obsolescence.
Owners did not shed many tears
when their refrigerator only lasted ten years.

While a vacuum cleaner usually had a shorter life
its owner showed no signs of strife
when after several years its performance slumped
until it finally had to be unceremoniously dumped.

Now the lifetimes of products have so rapidly shrunk
one wonders if those at the wheel are driving drunk.
Sworn to secrecy I have been reliably told
Apple is now planning to make their gadgets obsolete before they are sold.

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