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I Have An Idea!

Instead of building every electrical appliance with a cord, how about making a recip extention?

Imagine the savings!

A lamp with no cord. A refrigerator with no cord. No cord on the next soni tv!

You supply the cord.

Did you ever notice all of those cords that are wrapped around those appliances you don't use any more?

Why are they there?

Why not have just one cord coming out of the wall?

Posted by Weary_Willie at December 14, 2014 7:40 AM
Comments
Comment #386616

I like it. I don’t change cords when replacing anything with a removable cord if the new cord is the same.

Posted by: tdobson at December 14, 2014 9:35 AM
Comment #386618

What a Statist Weary, this idea would require a law to standardize the type of receptacle and the type of plug on the device end to work. Certainly government couldn’t do that right…right?

Posted by: j2t2 at December 14, 2014 11:39 AM
Comment #386622

I think we will get there eventually. All desktop PCs and IT equipment share the same type of removable power cords. I recently purchased a used power chair for my wife that didn’t have a cord for the charger. I used an old computer cord to charge it, so things are slowly going in that direction.

j2, It wouldn’t take government intervention at all. During the same time that DARPA was developing the TCP/IP standards for networks, Bell telephone started their own standards for connecting to networks called USOC. Nothing would stop private enterprise from doing the same.

Posted by: tdobson at December 14, 2014 1:57 PM
Comment #386645

I always found the cords that were attached to computer monitors were cumbersome at best. I think the ability to remove the cord and reconnect a different cord is much more efficient.

The same could be said for a blender or toaster. If all cords were the same, like the computer cord, replacment would be a snap.

If government got involved they would have to “debate” the issue until their crony friend developed and started a business making cords. His cords would be different and new and improved. Then the government would mandate the the new standard to save children and outlaw the old one to save children and their crony friend would be in the positon to monopolize the market and get rich. Think incandesent lightbulbs and toilet bowls and rolls of plastic erosion barracades.

Posted by: Weary Willie at December 14, 2014 7:40 PM
Comment #386647

Well while your thinking Weary think of hot dogs and hot dog bun. After all these years the private sector can’t even seem to agree on how many in a package and make them match.

Posted by: j2t2 at December 14, 2014 7:54 PM
Comment #386649

There’s 8 buns and 8 hotdogs in each package!

Why? Did your government mandate 7 buns and 9 hotdogs in your town?

Posted by: Weary Willie at December 15, 2014 7:21 AM
Comment #386653

Not a bad idea Weary, but with the leftist state the nation is now stuck in, it wouldn’t be long before somebody started complaining that their rights were being violated by having to supply their own cords.

Posted by: kctim at December 15, 2014 11:37 AM
Comment #386697

how about the same number of chips in a pkg?
or the same size and count for cookies?
or the ssame number of marbles a politican lose in a year, no lets make that a month
or the amt of drop in the IQ for a politican per term in office

Posted by: tom humes at December 16, 2014 11:36 PM
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