I always said that these should be open-source, materials locally-sourced, with de-coupled sub-systems…
… but it came to this. They were destroyed by business optimised for scarcity. Deliberately. They got rid of the guy who’s baby it was, then they borrowed money until they ran out, then they destroyed it.
If this was an (open-sourced) software project, it would be given to the community.
When I was in London once I found an entire skip of Thomas Dolby singles… 1000s of boxes – each with a black-and-decker put through them. This is what intellectual property does. It has to destroy abundance to work.
I promise you, it’s not the future.
Fuck everything about this.