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Planned obsolescence

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Coline V

on 27 March 2014

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Transcript of Planned obsolescence

Disadvantages
Constant and increasing spending

Huge environmental impact

Non-reliable products

Bugs due to fast elaboration speed
Historical overview
Fordism introduces the concept of consumerism

20's : Great Depression

1932 : Bernard London describes planned obsolescence as the way out of depression
Employment
PLANNED
OBSOLESCENCE

Advantages
Definition
“Planned obsolescence is a business strategy in which the obsolescence (the process of becoming obsolete—that is, unfashionable or no longer usable) of a product is planned and built into it from its conception. This is done so that in future the consumer feels a need to purchase new products and services that the manufacturer brings out as replacements for the old ones.”
The Economist.
Psychological obsolescence
Programmed obsolescence
Technical obsolescence
Different types :
Examples
Printers
Light bulbs
Apple devices
Nylon stockings
Price discounts
Innovation through competition
Innovation through updates
High heels
Computers

The price is right
Questions ?
Video
http://bit.ly/1ePceUw
Conclusion
Different forms
Advantages and disadvantages
More advantages for producers
Examples
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