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April 10, 2007

Are consumer products made to break? An interview with author Giles Slade

The reality of planned obsolescence is so deeply depressing to me. The environmental costs are obvious - the psychic costs may be less so but nonetheless harmful as we collectively partake in such depraved commercial strategy.


* via Kottke.


HP print cartridges are meant to "expire" after a year. The printer will not use them and will return a cartridge error. So, people who don't print a lot are out of luck. So, planned obsolescence is there. Just try to repair a DVD player these days (or any other comsumer electronic).

Posted by: maxanon at April 10, 2007 11:32 AM
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