<<I don't know where I learned the term "planned obsolesence", but I see it around me every day. A light bulb can be made to last for years. >>
Actually, Planned Obsolesence is the act of a manufacturer making a product knowing full well that it will need replacement well before the quality/longevity factor due to technical advances or system/parts changes..
This happen regularly in the Electronics Industry..
Some of this stuff is obsolete on the drawing board, but they still make and sell it ..
Last edited by Arthur Dalton; 06-22-2003 at 11:42 AM.