A Crazy Design

The world has gone mad, I've said it a thousand times, but here is proof. It concerms product design and a complete lack of joined up thinking.

You may have seen on the telly a news story about a father who had taken his seriously ill son out of hospital. The boy was in a critical condition and attached to a special life saving machine. The news reader also said that the batteries were about to go flat on his life saving machine and this was a concern because they were only available from specialists.

Isn't that just crazy. Surely if somebody is designing a machine that could be the difference between life and death, they should make sure it runs on battteries that are available anywhere and everywhere.