built-in obsolescence


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built-in obsolescence

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This narrow position is reflected in recent attempts and calls for slower replacement rates: In 2015, France was the first country to outlaw built-in obsolescence and make it punishable by two years of prison or 300,000 Euro fine.
This is just part of a larger movement against planned and built-in obsolescence across the European Union.
But perhaps this discrepancy between content and technique is in keeping with the spirit of Archigram, yet another example of built-in obsolescence.