I can feel the collective intelligence of the room dropping by the minute
Actually, it was pretty intelligent....for their bottom line. Imagine the cost of re-disigning hardware and then fixing all the current units. This was a very cost effective solution, and if you don't look under the hood, you can't even tell!
No, you misunderstand. I'm totally fine with the fix - I'm also very familiar with the sort of adhesive/flexible plastic "tape" they use inside laptops/computers, etc... But calling it "duct tape" is like saying that nasa-grade mylar is the same thing as reynolds wrap
dude!!, you just make my day LOL