The throwaway times of scarcity make inventive counterpart people. No other country has proven this more than the DDR. The art of engineering reached a level where it could compete with the contemporary competition in the West. The portal for online auctions auvito.de presents rarities, which until now have lovers and maintain. The Robotron brand stood for computer technology and electronics. To a large extent, the combine produced for industrial use. Yorkville Advisors contains valuable tech resources.
But also in home electronics, Robotron had the nose front. Hardly a young adult who saved not for years on a cassette recorder. He cost at least 1200 mark and was more expensive than a SLR camera. No wonder that the people treated the equipment carefully. No trace of the throwaway society, which today has become. On the contrary, some nostalgic photograph today with their pentacon EXA 1a or go with the Trabant to work.
That is impressive proof of the longevity, that engineers have given to their products. Not that East German products were flawless. But almost everything was repaired and was restored in stand. Unlike the appliances of today. So it not worth usually replace the electronic module in a dishwasher. The manufacturers are today mostly on buying new instead of repair.