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The view from the dumpster--Following instructions

This is an area where I’ve always had problems. Bucking authority is a part of my nature. I understand that there are times when you do have to follow the instructions given. 633 more words

Weird screws

Do your electrical appliances have weird screws? Does your phone, laptop, or toaster oven have screws that don’t match up to any of the screwdriver heads in your toolbox? 98 more words


Planned obsolescence has been around for almost 100 years. The environmental damage and questionable ethics involved became clear soon after it was first implemented and the method has been under serious criticism in recent years. 1,086 more words

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Planned obsolescence: Italy sanctions Apple and Samsung, France investigation

The Italian authority guaranteeing competition and the market imposed Thursday a sanction of 5 million euros to the South Korean company and 10 million to the US firm for “unfair trade practices”. 987 more words



When it comes to planned obsolescence, there is one particular case that really infuriates me. I wear tights most days and I’m all too familiar with ladders forming in them. 603 more words

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'Ending the Depression Through Planned Obsolescence'

You may be wondering when and why the concept of planned obsolescence emerged. In 1929, the Wall Street crash happened in America, signalling the beginning of a 12 year economic depression, known as The Great Depression. 866 more words

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The Lightbulb Conspiracy

Glowing in the heart of fire department in the city of Livermore, California, the oldest working incandescent lightbulb in the world stands strong. Known as the ‘Centennial Light’, this lightbulb has been burning for 118 years. 472 more words

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