I broke my snow shovel during the last bit of serious weather we had here in Toronto and was disappointed to find under close examination how badly it had been designed. It was clear that ease of production had over-ruled longevity and had, in fact, produced a tool that did not logically fulfill in any way the expectations of where the state of technology and design should be in 2013. It should be unacceptable to design and market something that is clearly inferior to what has come before it. The pictured shovel represents state of the art 1920's technology. It is neither difficult to produce, nor unsustainable. It is a proven design with obvious longevity and total utility. So why, nearly a century later, is the blade of my snow shovel shattering when faced with a little light powder?