I wonder if The Wifely Unit has heard about this, our oldest boy goes through them like shit through a goose.
Oh wait, wrong kind of chip.
There isn’t a potato shortage anyway, they are literally giving those away.
They must be talking about computer chips.
Hold on a sec while I take a big breath….
As a somewhat dedicated Technophobe who studiously tries to avoid any and everything computer controlled in my personal life, I find that hilarious.
You mean I won’t be able to run out and buy one of those new fangled, way over priced, Smart Appliances?
You know, the kind that spies on your ass and only works for a couple of years before it shits the bed?
Gee, my heart is broken.
I guess it’s a blessing in disguise that when our fridge died here recently that the rental management outfit was too cheap to spring for such a luxury and we got a good old fashioned No Frills model.
My heart bleeds Purple Peanut Butter for the assholes.
Lemme tell ya, if I could still find a REASONABLY PRICED mid 60’s Ford or Chevy pickup anymore that still had points and condenser ignition, it would be sitting in my driveway right now.
But those days are long gone now too.
‘Smatter of fact, I just saw an article on the inflation we are suffering through that said the price of used cars has gone up 54% IN ONE YEAR!
I don’t know about anyone else but that is just insanity in my book.
Back to the point here, these little computer chips are in EVERYTHING these days.
Stupid shit like flashlights even.
My question is, WHY?
Why do I need a fucking computer chip in my flashlight?
Yeah yeah, because the newer flashlights are way, way brighter and have LED’s in them.
This chip shortage and the resulting hysteria is just reinforcing my desire to avoid the damn things as much as possible.
As wonderful as they are, in my personal experience, everything “Electronic”, has a very limited working life span, be it anywhere from one to twenty years, some even more.
The thing is, when those fancy electronics crap out, you are all done unless you can find a replacement. Technology leaping ahead renders a lot of it obsolete very, very quickly.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a complete Luddite.
I totally “Get” the miracles that are only possible through modern technology and advances in Electronic Wizardry.
I’m just saying there is a time and a place for that shit and sometimes “Just because you can”, doesn’t mean you should.
So I sit here and watch the world freak out over this computer chip shortage with mild amusement.