Hello (customized) Kitty


Which parts of this blingin’ Hello Kitty calculator have been customized by the user, and which came from the factory? Was an intermediate customization step in the value chain – calculators bought wholesale by a customizer, bejewelled en masse (“bulk customization”?), and then sold  to the final user?

Button patina also gives a good clue as to the usual prices of goods at this electronics store – often less than 500(0), with the seller/bargaining customers preferring round numbers.

Also: Another calculator, another patina.

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