While waiting for an update, treg release, and general release, I thought I might as well bring up something that has been a mystery to me for many years.
I have a digital scale. Nothing fancy. The digital readout is like many watches - gray background and the numbers show up in black.
In the picture above, the background doesn’t look gray, but that must be the lighting.
While I’m not sure exactly how long I’ve had this scale, I brought it to Hawaii with me, which would be just over 18 years ago. And I had it for years before that, but I’m not sure how much I can pin it down. I know I bought it at my prior job before moving, but that covers a 9 year period. I’d say most likely it would be 3-7 years before moving here. So it must be at least 21 years old.
Here’s the thing. I would assume it must have a battery in it someplace. On the bottom, it does say, “No battery to replace”, but I always assumed that mean it just wasn’t user accessible.
Anyway, the mystery is, how on earth does this thing keep working for 21-25 years? I use it almost every day so it isn’t like it is sitting around unused!
A couple pictures of the bottom, in case that helps figure this out:
And a closeup of the text: