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Planned Obsolescence, the intentional limiting of product lifespans, forces us to consume more than strictly necessary. With reference to energy saving light bulbs, is this a cynical ploy by the industrialists or a mechanism for maximising consumer choice?
Planned obsolescence is a business strategy, that has been around since at least the 1920s, in which the obsolescence (the process of becoming unfashionable or unusable) of a product is planned and built into it from its conception. This is … Continue reading