Stupidity

by Mike Masnick


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genius bar, perminder tung, time capsule

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Guy Sues Apple For $25k Because His Time Capsule Device Died

from the that's-not-how-this-works dept

People will file lawsuits over almost anything these days. Perminder Tung has apparently sued Apple because his Time Capsule device broke and no one at the Genius Bar could fix it. I can certainly understand the frustration here, but it's difficult to see how there's any sort of legit claim. Technology fails all the time. There's nothing that promised this device would work forever. Claiming, as Tung does, that the failure of Time Capsule represents "a fundamental and total breach of contract," seems like a huge stretch. Man. If I could have legitimately sued every time a technology -- especially a backup storage system -- failed without being repairable, I'd have a hell of a lot more money. But we don't do that, because we know that there is no implicit promise when you buy technology that it works forever.

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    Anonymous Coward, 18 Jun 2012 @ 11:47pm

    Re: Re: One of the few times I disagree with you, Mike

    A time capsule is a device in which are stored items (or sometimes information), for long periods of times (usually several generations, so about 100 years at least).

    The purpose of course is that future generations will one day find these preserved relics of ancient times. And that requires the time capsule to be solid and able to protect it's contents for a long time.

    Apple's device is indeed aptly name considering it's purpose (but one can question whether the device lives up to it's name).

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