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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Different here.
by oiaohm on Thu 8th Apr 2010 14:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gryzor"
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Our fair trading in Australia we have many mechanics who can do the service work and preserve warranty. For warranty to be void they have to prove that what was done by the other mechanics was not to book. This includes failing to sign off what was done or record what was done.

Also they have to prove that the other machanics work is also releated to the problem. A while back a few tried voiding warranty due to road side assist having had bonnet up. Reason why the road side assist was there in the first place was that the car had already failed.

Issue with were I am there are no Apple Authorized Centers near by so you are very much on your own so apple warnity is basically worth jack. Why no Apple Authorized Centers your techs have to sit apple exams. No where to sit the exams near by.

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