December 21, 2014

Planned Obsolescence: Everything You Own is Designed to Fail.


What is Planned Obsolescence?  It is the deliberate design or plan to make a consumer item obsolete, break, cease to be fashionable or otherwise useful in order to decrease the length of the "replacement cycle."  This practice is cleverly measured against creating the lasting need of the consumer for the product but to also establish trust in the use of the product while also being able to force the consumer to buy another product within an established time-frame.