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Planned obsolescence- how tech companies are screwing you over

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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:49 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Nothin

I see the problem.

You are linking research and manufacturing. They are not one and the same.

Alas, it is true that manufacturing depends upon profit (we are capitalists, are we not?) and profit depends on sales and if something lasts forever sales do not continue.

I do my best. I've jury rigged my dishwasher a couple of times now. To start it, I short the green wire to the black wire. To reset, I short the red to the black.

I'll show them!


There was some correlation in the OP's video, about how the concept of a reduced-life product, would translate to more sustainable manufacturing jobs, and hence to continued sales as well.
As opposed to manufacturing a long-life product, where there is no repeat customers on the sales end.

Was referring to those links, along some particular product line, where instead of research directing manufacturing, and manufacturing directing sales: it's the sales, that are now directing research.

Seems bass-aackwards: no?




posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:58 AM
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My water heater finally gave out after 35 years.

My car is almost 13 years old.

I still use a second-hand original IPad, and find an IPhone 6s to be just fine for most everything I need to do (I did just replace the battery to take advantage of Apple’s discount, which ends this year).

I tend to fix what can be fixed when it needs fixing, and buy quality as I can afford it.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:19 AM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

Take what you have said and apply it to 10,000 other manufactured items and now you might be able to appreciate the scale that what you have written about occurs. think about what it means when you apply it to motor vehicles. Why are are there not standard wheel rim sizes. Auto manufactures are always complaining about a lack of scale but then why do they choose to make some wheel rims one size and other only 1.5 mm smaller or larger.

I could go on and on and on.

..... and they tell us we have reuse our rubbish.

Sadely its taken you all this time to learn this. If you are young then thats OK and understandable as we must all learn the same stuff but for older people to not realise what you now have, is criminal IMO.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 04:08 AM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
My water heater finally gave out after 35 years.


I live in a cul de sac (30 houses) and I think I am the only one left with the original

central heating system (warm air) it is almost obsolete. I have only been able to

keep it as I have a reliable engineer friend who keeps it going for me ......

everyone else keeps telling me to get a new system!



My car is almost 13 years old.


Lol!! mine is about 10 years old and has no commercial value..... but only

has 15000 miles on the clock. My daughter keeps telling me to update. I wont

but I have decided to have a respray in a new colour which has come out.




I still use a second-hand original IPad, and find an IPhone 6s to be just fine for most everything I need to do (I did just replace the battery to take advantage of Apple’s discount, which ends this year).


I have had to renew my lap top three times in 10 years, and replace a

TV/DVD of three years because it was going to cost as much as a replacement

to repair.......





I tend to fix what can be fixed when it needs fixing, and buy quality as I can afford it.



#me too I cannot see the logic in constant replacing.

# If it aint broke dont fix it!




edit on 5-11-2018 by eletheia because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: XL5

And sending out updates that limit battery capacity and lowers performance.



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