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More thoughts on planned obsolescence

- June 20th, 2012

If you found my column about planned obsolescence interesting, then check out this blog post. It hits some of the same notes.

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2 comments

  1. question says:

    Yes, a horse-shoe has lasted longer than my friend’s Ford Pinto, but that doesn’t mean that it is “better.”

    Isn’t it great that products change, evolve and in most instances improve over time. Now, better than a hose-shoe (with/and without horse) and way better than a Pinto, is his Hummer…of course eventually it will become old, obsolete and useless and off to the junkyard. Whether this was planned is beyond the point. We certainly don’t plan to become old, obsolete and useless and off to the junkyard our selves, do we?

  2. Mothering pre- Marketers MOMism era says:

    The catch term apparently was spontaneouf, a 1930′s ad man in a speech.
    The problem was noted in Vance Packard’s boo,
    Anyone who runs a houseold can feel victimized by being stuck that is not
    meant to give give good service over a number of years.
    Men + cars were a different matter, brand model often symbols of manhood.
    Old is just surviving a lot of birthdays.It not a thing one can count on, plan on.
    IIt is not automatic obsolescence and one need not be useless so long as
    they give elders the tools to age in place. Fortunately the ‘Junkyard’ is OHIP paid.

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