Apparently, at his own expense, he published a 20-page pamphlet entitled "Ending the Depression Through Planned Obsolescence
." The main problem, as he saw it, was that people were suddenly fearful of buying anything new, preferring to use their old appliances, clothes, cars, and even toothbrushes until they got the last particle of good out of them.
ELECTRONIC GADGETSThis white-collar crime is considered by economics historians as the birth of planned obsolescence
of electronic gadgets.The Centennial Light, a bulb that has been lighting continuously for 115 years in Livermore, California, is the best evidence for capitalisms sin of planned obsolescence
The controversy over Apple's planned obsolescence
of older iPhone models stemmed from pressure by Congress.
The machine is owned and maintained by the manufacturer who builds it to last as opposed to designing it for planned obsolescence
, that is creating a product with an artificially limited useful life.
You're old, in a culture that fetishises the new: it's absolutely no coincidence that Carly's teacher tells the class about 'planned obsolescence
', our modern impatience with last year's model.
. Plotting the demise of a product.
Britain could witness similar cases, while a French campaign group has lodged a complaint claiming Apple breached the country's "planned obsolescence
" laws, which ban companies from selling items that are designed to fail over time.
"It's almost unbelievable that consumers have not stood up and said the planned obsolescence
of the gadget industry is absolutely obscene and not serving them," said economy expert Rachel Botsman, according to the Guardian.
Some users saw the announcement as proof that the company had engaged in "planned obsolescence
," a scheme to degrade the old devices to force users to upgrade.
Kapunan believes that Christmas consumerism, when combined with high dependence on electronics and planned obsolescence
, contributes to the spiking of e-waste after the yuletide season.
When you factor in planned obsolescence
(the manufacture of products with a limited lifespan) and a less than rigorous approach to recycling, then waste levels are bound to increase.