Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 12:20 UTC
Editorial Car analogies are quite popular on internet discussion forums, and ours is no exception. The problem with these analogies, however, is that they are usually quite flimsy, and a recent popular one is no exception. A number of people are now arguing that computer makers' move towards closed platforms (Apple, Sony, and so on) is akin to people no longer being able to service cars on their own. This analogy, which looks sound on a superficial level, breaks down when you spend more than five minutes contemplating it.
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RE: Comment by Gryzor
by Morgan on Fri 9th Apr 2010 00:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gryzor"
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Your second part is also incorrect.
A mechanic has to be authorized by the manufacturer to be able to service your ford. if YOU do it, you void the car’s warranty.

Perhaps this is true where you live, but not here in the US. My car's warranty is valid no matter who does the work as long as OEM replacement parts are used. I've confirmed this more than once on in-warranty vehicles I've owned.

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