«The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in a
moment of reasoned lucidity which is almost unique among its
current tally of 5,975,509 pages, says of the Sirius
Cybernetics Corporation products that
[I]t is very easy to be blinded to the essential
uselessness of them by the sense of achievement you get from
getting them to work at all.
In other words— and this is the rock solid principle
on which the whole of the Corporation's Galaxy-wide success is
founded— their fundamental design flaws are completely
hidden by their superficial design flaws.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish