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The Value of Style

In the column "Trendy Tailfins and iMacs" this Tuesday, Eric Plosky says "consumers must educate themselves to make sure the computers and other high-tech goods they buy aren't unnecessarily laden with chrome."

I disagree. If I ever have a chance to buy high-tech goods laden with unnecessary chrome, I'm going to jump at the opportunity. The same goes for goods laden with artificial fur, translucent plastic, and exotic wood veneers.

Computer hardware becomes obsolete in months or weeks. Isn't it time to move on from the cheap beige box as well?

Abie D. Flaxman '00