Wednesday, August 30, 2006

There's Nothing Worse Than Cooked Sushi

Now Japan has stepped into the mess involving laptop computers that spontaneously burst into raging infernos, which apparently can be bad for the hard drive. The nation's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry says that an Apple computer caught fire in April after the battery overheated, and has now ordered the company to investigate the problem. Both Dell and Apple have already recalled the suspect Sony batteries in the United States. They are short-circuiting and overheating because of manufacturing problems (helpful flaming laptop hints).

Curiously, the batteries powering Sony's own Vaio laptops don't seem to have this problem.

Hmmm.... Interesting business strategy: If you can't win, burn up the competition.

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