Buying today for future success
Lately some major instrument manufacturers seem to be “building out” quality and discontinuing support on older designs. That might be tolerable in the case of consumer electronics, which often become obsolete before they wear out. We have gotten used to that because these products are not overly expensive to replace, and because new features usually bring greater utility. That is not the case for durable industrial products, where resources for fixed assets are not limitless and new features rarely justify early replacement.