PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE

Planned Obsolescence

Planned obsolescence is a policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it, thereby stimulating sales. Now applied to many different products, notably computer software, the concept first emerged in the 1920s when companies began to analyze every aspect of mass production. Planned obsolescence can refer to both technical failures and to “style” obsolescence. What are some examples of modern products that are designed to become obsolete? More… Discuss

 

2 responses to “PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE

  1. Wow, never heard of it, but it makes so much sense considering the saturation of products on the market of newer items. I would guess phones and tvs.

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