Dell, from the computer owner's perspective, does some negative things as well.
Did you know that if you buy a Dell computer, you can't sell it without Dell's permission? If Dell finds out you sold your computer, they will blacklist you, and not sell you any more new computers! I know this from personal experience (I have been blacklisted for many years).
Much of Dell's hardware is non-standard, so that if you need to replace a major component, such as a motherboard, for example, you have to buy it from Dell because a standard board won't fit the case. Nice, Dell, way to piss people off!
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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