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The proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts is definitely a big problem - we found that out the hard way. It makes sense to us that raising awareness of the prevalence of counterfeit parts is the first step in fighting the battle. We came across someone else who feels that way - Captain Rochester!
Now that we are well-versed in dealing with counterfeit parts, these comics resonated with us. They add a geekier touch to an already geeky subject and despite their light-hearted nature (they are comics after all), deal with a very important matter. Check out their website for more!