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The Broken Kindle Problem: An Aid Program Runs Into Trouble (theatlantic.com)
4 points by evo_9 2019 days ago | hide | past | web | 1 comment | favorite



I'm surprised they don't put them in hardshells or similar. OTOH, these are $100 devices, so adding a $30 case is the same as just sucking up 30% breakage.

In the US, Amazon seems to just accept 5-10% breakage rate with easy automatic free replacement, and as a result they probably save more than 5-10% in manufacturing costs. Doesn't work too well in Africa I suppose.




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