Why is it that some products are designed to weather well over time and others aren't? A great pair of jeans, a leather jacket, a cast iron skillet, all improve with use. On the other hand, most digital hardware is not designed with 'weathering' in mind. That's the subject of this fascinating blog post by Khoi Vinh.
I'm not the most careful person on the planet (ok, I'm a bit of a slob), but I find that first scratch on the recording equipment, say, is, well, irksome. How about you? Did you buy a special protective coating for your mp3 player? Or do you carry that banged-up cell phone like a badge of honour? Let us know! We'd love to put your stories on the air!