It a conspiracy. Manufacturers are building cheaper products so that they break easily. Case in Point. Mom has a copy/fax/printer machine that's over 30 years old. Still works, problem is getting ink for it. About 10 years ago she gave up and bough a newer hp printer. It broke inside 2 years, as has every other machine she has purchased since. I had an old pair of hi fi headphones from the 60s I got from my grandfather. Big clunky and fugly as hell. I bet if i had kept them around instead of letting them be sold at a garage sale they would still be working. Sure it would take an adapter to make it fit modern devices, but the damn things would work. Next are cars. Take just about anything before the 80s and the damn things are solid steel, you get in a wreck take it to the shop and they pull the dent sn out and you drive away(this in only a slight exaggeration) any more you get I to a slight fender bender and it totals your vehicle(no joke or exaggeration). Yup, its cheaper, and might be more fuel efficient, but you're driving a vehicle that's more plastic then metal.