built-in obsolescence


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built-in obsolescence

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Particularly in the realm of consumer and environmental policy the term "planned obsolescence" is mainly used in a more narrow sense, with a pre-dominant focus on product design and the material qualities of consumer goods, also known as "built-in obsolescence".
This is just part of a larger movement against planned and built-in obsolescence across the European Union.
During the Great Depression, some bright spark came up with the idea of "built-in obsolescence", as the best way to encourage consumption and thus stimulate production.You may think this would have eventually turned into the most counter- productive thing since karma started making its rounds, but no.
When I returned a high-end pair to the shop and complained of built-in obsolescence the shop assistant told me it was 'usually abuse' that caused them to break.
HANSON Underneath HH Don't mention kiddie pop, Mmm Bop or the built-in obsolescence of teen fame.
They want nice new offices, layers of bureaucracy, jobs for the boys, and built-in obsolescence so that, after a few years, they can start from scratch all over again.