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Built-in manual

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Had a problem with the washing machine. I searched the whole house for the manual and couldn’t find it. Unfortunately, household appliances don’t come with instructions on a CD/DVD. From computer hardware, I immediately throw them in the archive, and from the media get rid of. But scanning paper ones? Sorry, I don’t feel like it. Now, of course, search the Internet, but first let me share a great idea. I don’t think I’m the only one who’s so absent-minded, many people lose their instructions. In this age, keeping some paper is wrong, everything that can, should be in digital.

The future is here

Information is now taking up less and less space. A small, built-in memory card will be big enough to hold all the information you need. How much space will a typical instruction manual take up? Hardly more than 16 megabytes. Unless there are a lot of pictures. But in the end, you can shove the most basic stuff in there and give exact links on the Internet. Why not just links? Then you wouldn’t need a memory card either, some kind of barcode would suffice. There are, after all, sometimes things go wrong with the Internet. I think the memory card solution is more practical.

The gist of it

You need to intentionally attach a miniature memory card to any appliance/device (electric stove, gas stove, video card, washing machine, bicycle, car, laptop, whatever). Very miniature, the technology allows. Naturally, if possible, secure the memory card from damage. This card should contain in a single standard all the necessary information about the device. Everything that is written on the paper/stickers. Name, model, manufacturer, serial number. Instruction manual, service center addresses.

How to read?

Given that the memory card has to be tiny, you can’t attach a USB port to it. So it is possible to make an additional device to read the information from this memory card. A small card reader in which you can stick a USB stick or any other (SD, MMC, etc). Pressed the button, the information was read, the light went on. Transferred to computer – read it.

What about the warranty?

The warranty information would be a little more complicated. It would be convenient if the seller would use a special programmer to enter the warranty information when you buy it. Then you wouldn’t have to keep any paperwork at all. But as you know, no matter how you protect it, all the same skilled hackers will crack it :). Yes, and serious protection can increase the cost. This is something to think about. In a good way, no warranty card is needed at all. The seller should tell you the date of sale, and you can find out everything from the serial number. But that is, alas, in a perfect world :(.

Pros and cons

The main disadvantage of the idea is the expense. Ten pages of paper will cost less than a memory card. But, it is an increase in comfort, convenience of use. There will always be a manual on hand for any device.
Some difficulty in getting information? I think the generation of 90’s and up can easily handle it. In the future, it may not be necessary to supply paper copies at all.
Anyway, interesting to hear your comments 🙂

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