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What is ultimate reliability? Ultimate reliability means 2 things to me.
1 Something that will never fail, or as close to it as humanely possible.
2 Something that, if known to wear out parts, is highly fixable.
Many devices are fairly simple, but have one or 2 parts that frequently wear out. I hate this, but I can live with it (Unless and until of course, I find something better.).
For instance, a fixed blade knife, or an impact resistant digital watch, might fall into the first category, while a quality automobile, vacuum cleaner, or a metal building might fall into the 2nd. These aren’t stone solid definitions, because there are so many different types of things, and ways they can fail, that I cannot create a definite category for each. I’m simply trying to create a framework from which you can understand me.
But stuff doesn’t just fall into these categories by accident. Stuff is made very deliberately to be extremely reliable, or it’s simply not. And of course, you guessed it, most things are simply not. That sucks. It really does.
Here at effectiveshit.weebly.com I focus on ultimate reliability. Not at the cost of practical usability mind you! But with an aim to eliminate bullshit, and reveal the truth of reliability with crystal clarity. Not just any reliability, but UUUULLLTIMATE reliability. This soothes my soul, and therefore you should mindlessly accept it, just like all the unreliable stuff available on the internet. Ehhh…. No! Because if my information does not make sense, I want you to reject it! Yes. You have been instructed.
To harvest the meaning and purpose behind “ultimate reliability” entails understanding what having that does in a very practical sense, what it’s limits are in a given item, and what exactly, in that item, creates or fails to create reliability itself. The very word “reliable” means “able to be relied on. To rely on something, it must operate so unerringly you can trust it 100% to work in any given situation you might find yourself using that object in. Should you find yourself with a broken item, you will lose trust very rapidly.
The more important the usage is, the more important reliability becomes, and the more money, time and effort you will likely dedicate to ensuring your next item never fails you in like manner, or perhaps, any other manner. Because failing to work is failure to work, and it’s irrelevant to the moment, why exactly, and in some cases, even how repairable the item might be.. However, with experience you will start to accrue a mental list of “why exactly’s” and those details will be top in your mind the next time you make a purchase. Why this failed may be of little importance now, but will be of immense importance the next time you are ready to buy.
A coffee maker that craps out when you are off for the day might make a gloomy day if you’re as addicted to coffee as I was. However, one that fails you the morning of final exams might just suck a lot worse. I bet you will bear the manufacturer of such a coffee maker much more resentment than the one who’s coffee maker failed on Sunday, 2 movies in. This is an emotional thing, because both failed, and both sucked. But I promise if you have 2 coffee makers, the one available for next final exams will be allotted the more reliable of the 2... Am I wrong? This said, failure was still failure, was it not? A truly UULLLTIMATE RELIABILITY device would have saved you in both instances. And had that been a safety device, not a coffee maker, you might be in much worse shape than a mussed hair exhausted mess.
This innate desire to have my stuff always work, drives my research, and my closer attention to personal experiences with reliability. I can bypass you needing the experience of prior failed devices, and cut strait to what works and why, saving you future headaches, at least if you do not discount the future for present savings on coffee machines... Hopefully my sometimes rambling logic will drive home the core points, and will help you buy a device that serves well for years to come.
And when something must be fixed, at least, I will have pointed you in the direction of those things which can be.