Why do we need warranties on projects?

I was given a new technological device for Christmas that I never knew I needed – a cup warming plate that plugs into my laptop.  Now I can type away while leaving my tea or coffee for ages without it going cold. The device has set a new standard for decadent features that I previously did not conceive a need for.  And of course it comes with a warranty if I can be bothered to log in and register. I am happy to have this new complexity in my life as the maintenance cost is minimal.  I can either keep … Continue reading Why do we need warranties on projects?