Monday, 10 January 2011

Programmed Obsolesence

A great documentary on La 2 last night about programmed obsolescence. If you suspected that stuff about lightbulbs was the paranoid imaginings of conspiracy theorists- check this out. Lightbulbs could last indefinitely, Nylon tights were originally designed to be ladder-
free and as for your i-Pod...

Here's the link to the documentary (Spanish):

And here's one to a pioneer in the field, Bernard London, as early as 1932 (English):

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