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Vandergrif190 karma

I too am a business tycoon of a tycoon level business and want to know how this app will cut the wheat from the chaff, as I would be terribly remiss to find some layabout hussy attempting to swindle me out of my finery and wealth with their feminine wiles and debaucherous mannerisms.

Vandergrif92 karma

That's only an option for pastafarians, as the great noodley one desires.

Vandergrif11 karma

How are you not dead?

Vandergrif5 karma

I can't help but wonder if these devices are also partly designed to be shatter-prone on purpose - seeing as how many people consistently drop their phones and whatnot, and how often that results in either an additional source of revenue from double-dip buyers who outright replace a 'broken' device, or simply the slight bump from marked up refurbishing costs that are dumped on the consumer.

Interesting train of thought you've got in regards to heading in a softer direction though, as opposed to tougher. Though, if a screen were to be fabricated in such a way as to have some give to it, surely any force applied to it would instead be transferred through and applied to the innards of a given device, yes? It would be quite a fine line to walk, ensuring that such a screen had enough elasticity to roll with a punch, but not so much as to jeopardize protection of anything behind it - like a touchscreen. Still an interesting idea, though.

Vandergrif5 karma

How difficult is it to make touch screens that aren't shatter-prone? If I had to guess it's borderline impossible because of the number of cracked phones I see everywhere.