And so it came to pass that the many President Amabo and his party friends decided that there was a terrible problem with decentralized refrigeration. Some families had to much... and others to little. It would be much more efficient if there was one centralized refrigeration system.
And thus... the Affordable Refrigeration Act was passed into law.
President Amabo hired his good friend Ned, who just happened to run massive refrigerator company, to set up the system. The system cost billions and took years to develop.
Now... It turns out that President Amabo didn't actually know much about refrigerator... and neither did his party friends. To them it was like magic. You open the door of the fridge and its cold in there. How does it work? Well you plug it in and turn it on. It works. That is the whole limit of their understanding.
What they did understand... was perception. They were very keen to see that the very important project was perceived as successful. So they poured over all the progress reports... and frequently called Ned to insist on changes to this or that based on perception. This made Ned's job very difficult... because Ned wasn't building a Perception. He was building a refrigerator.
3 months before the whole system was supposed to go online... President Amabo was looking over the latest report and noticed that the system used something called a compressor. Now Amabo had no idea what a compressor was... but he was certain if The People heard one was involved it would be bad. The People would probably think they were going to squish all the food together. And that's no good.
So Amabo called up Ned... and explained... This refrigerator cannot use a compressor. Take out the compressor.
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