(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick

The Reason x10 Stays In Business

from the people-actually-buy-those-things dept

I've admitted in the past that I've had x10 gadgets in my house when a former roommate decided that he needed to be able to turn out his room lights from the other side of his room. However, like most folks I know who can't stand x10's decision to change the face of online advertising by making the "pop under" ad "acceptable" to mainstream sites, I find it hard to believe I'd ever purchase an x10 product - and certainly not the ridiculous camera they advertise. So what keeps them in business? It seems that some people actually do buy the camera. What did they discover? The camera sucks. So, if you even were remotely interested in buying one, go spend the cash on something more useful from a less annoying company.

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