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Thanks, Samsung

When news of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets catching fire and even spontaneously exploding broke, I reacted in predictable fashion, racing to Twitter for an all-day mock-fest. But a week later, it's no joke: No government has required Samsung to recall the incendiary devices, customers are still using them, and one gets the feeling that we're on the cusp of a major disaster, with loss of life, perhaps even involving an airplane.

So on that note, I'll just say this: Thank you, Samsung. Thank you for this wonderful and crystal clear reminder that you don't have to be Microsoft to screw up at such a high level.

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