In the era of pure consumerism!
January 11, 2016 8:04am CST
Dear friends. Have you ever wondered why, almost every appliance, has a "short life", in the sense that breaks down quickly and easily? Personally I've noticed. Just today, a television bought less than three years ago, has mysteriously failed! About nearly a decade to now (or a little more), it was possobile buy appliances, where its "life" was very longest. I remember a washing machine lasted twenty years! In Italy, on every purchase it is covered by a warranty for repairs for two years. Too bad that the object in question (coincidence!) Breaks down as soon as it is no longer covered by its warranty! I do not make a list of our devices that have followed "this sad path", as it sums up all in one word: ALL! This leads me to think that they, as had an internal countdown (imaginary), that drops everyday, until failure of the device. And yet (at least in Italy, but also over), there is an economic crisis, where people can not afford to buy new equipment "every time!" I conclude by saying that, in my opinion, this is pure consumerism! Therefore double-edged weapon, for the consumer and the producer. If we have no money, how can we change constantly the appliances? It is not possible for many. Indeed, virtually for all of us "poor" consumers!
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11 Jan 16
The is sad, but it is a reality and it's called called planned obsolescence, in industrial design is a policy of planning (or designing) a product with an artificially limited life. France has passed a law to ban this practice, I hope that the other countries will follow.