Archive for February 12th, 2010
For the first time ever, Digikey sent me a full-line catalog.
It’s 2778 pages long, three inches thick, and weight 2 kg.
Some time ago I made the mistake of replacing our large rusted-out mailbox with a much smaller one: the catalog presented a solid wall of paper when I opened the door.
Here’s a closeup…
Now, I’d love to have you believe I’m such a high-rollin’ kind of engineer that Digikey spares no expense on my behalf, but the only explanation for this embarassing situation I can come up with is that their customer service system blew a gasket in my general direction…
What makes it even more ironic is that they’d recently sent me a survey asking how I’d like to get their catalog. I’d emphatically replied that I did not need a paper catalog or a USB stick with the PDFs. Just let me do the on-line searching and occasionally refer to the appropriate PDF pages and I’ll be fine.
The damned thing is basically useless; I hate to just toss it in the recycling, but I can’t think of any reason to keep it around.
I just removed my mailing address from their list, presumably leaving my account info intact; we’ll see if that sticks.