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 Post subject: Planned obsolescence
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:19 pm 
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I seem to be dealing with this more and more. Everyday items never seem to last and old stuff wont work with new stuff. And I wonder why :think:

Turns out it's a business model called "planned obsolescence" and its been going on over 100 years :shock:

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Planned obsolescence, or built-in obsolescence, in industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is, unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time.


Its affecting just about everything we buy.

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The environmental damage of this business model is killing the planet, not just frustrating Batty and her old Dell laptop. Its costing us all money too, endlessly replacing stuff that 40 years ago would have lasted until the cows come home.

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The Queen Mother's refrigerator has passed its annual electrical test, after 62 years of keeping food and drink cold at the Castle of Mey. ... Made by General Motors, the Frigidaire was bought by the Queen Mother in 1954 — two years after she purchased the castle.


http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/charlesand ... stle-80447

Its time "planned obsolescence" was outlawed. Its making the "green society" a joke. All the recycling bins, ban's on plastics bags and electric cars are worthless jesters if we cant end this practice.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned obsolescence
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:16 am 
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You won't change things until you get menders.
These used to be people in little old shops who could mend most things for you.
Broken kettle? child's play, radio? no problem. You could take anything to them and the old mender would take a suck of his pipe and give you an estimate.
You don't see many menders these days, they seem to have died out.


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 Post subject: Re: Planned obsolescence
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:57 pm 
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Once the anti plastic craze has died down repairing your old electronics will take its place. Slowly but surely were all going back to how things "used to be". The way we should have stayed truth be known.


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 Post subject: Re: Planned obsolescence
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:14 am 
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You mean like cars you can fix yourself or locks with keys :shock:

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