Voices: Studebaker

Counterfeits evolve from dangerous crap to Trojan horses.

By Paul Studebaker
Jun 19, 2019

As an engineer, I suppose I'm especially incensed by counterfeit engineered components. I’ve devoted much of my life to avoiding having to interact with and trust people, so I love the notion that you can write a specification and the object of your desire will arrive on the dock, ready to bring you joy and satisfaction. Or you can walk into an auto parts or electrical supply store, buy the brand you know, and install its inherent goodness with full confidence it will perform perfectly throughout its expected service life.

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