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The downward spiral of progress

Why companies keep ruining your favorite products

(Greg Klee/Globe Staff)
By Tom Scocca
May 31, 2009

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FOR MORE THAN a decade, starting nearly 20 years ago, I believed that I would never need to think about buying sneakers again. When I needed new sneakers, I simply went to a suitable shoe store and found a pair of Jack Purcell sneakers, size 12, a clean white replica of the dirty and fraying shoes I'd worn into the ... (Full article: 1304 words)

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