Off the rails in China

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Barbies Ken at work

Bananas likes engineering (my blog) but a news item about ‘boys’ engineering type toys* made me stop and wonder about the outsourcing model and the old firm whom appear to do very little now or innovate i would not wish to give them ideas.

The news item was that a new ‘computer’ stock system that seemed to mean either China was not making the items for reasons best known to them, or that the firm [Hornby] bought stock that did not exist.  Needless to say there order book was empty as well so it appears that neither side lost much.

modeltEither way alarm bells sounded – so is China making things or is it not? It appears that nobody knows what is going on hence the cry for assistance that reached our ears.

Remind you of Orwells chocolate ration anybody

the Ministry of Plenty had issued a promise (a “categorical pledge” were the official words) that there would be no reduction of the chocolate ration during 1984. Actually, as Winston was aware, the chocolate ration was to be reduced from thirty grams to twenty at the end of the present week

Its not something on our shopping list.

*not pink

by golly but...

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