Blog: Scientology Daily Digest: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 2013-12-05
Scientologist after attempting to navigate the complexities of the new sales process and the legal agreement governing use of the recently announced, new and improved Mark VIII e-meter.
The big news today came on Mike Rinder's blog, where he relays a note from a contributor about the craziness around the requirement to upgrade to the super-duper all-new (except for the part about being in a warehouse for a decade) Mark VIII e-meter. The whole article is worth reading carefully, because it sure sounds like the cult is desperate to not only sell the new meter quickly, but to prevent it from falling into "the wrong hands" (i.e., independent Scientologists).
Mike says that some of the annual check-in is to reset a timer on the unit itself that keeps it working for another year. Apparently, you don't have to send the unit back for "calibration" every year or two, but if I'm reading the post correctly, there's a timer that expires every year, after which the meter can't be used.