TLTP 029 – Planning To Fail
With a warranty slightly shorter than its expected lifespan, here’s this month’s episode of The Last Tuesday Project!
This month Alex asks Hayley and Jane about planned obsolescence? Is there a massive conspiracy in the technology industry? How far back does the term’s usage go? Are iPhones getting slower? And what’s with the lightbulbs?
- iOS 12’s Biggest Upgrade: An End to Planned Obsolescence Conspiracy Theories Motherboard https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/j5kd7x/iphone-slow-planned-obsolescence-ios-12-wwdc
- Planned Obsolescence: Conspiracy or Cultural Trend? Six Degrees https://www.six-degrees.com/planned-obsolescence-conspiracy-cultural-trend/
- Here’s the truth about the “planned obsolescence” of tech BBC Future http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160612-heres-the-truth-about-the-planned-obsolescence-of-tech
- The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/the-great-lightbulb-conspiracy
- Technology Rant: Planned Obsolescence YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AvND-RH79o
- 10,000 Maniacs – Planned Obsolescence YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sVc8lkTfrk
- The Law and Economics of Planned Obsolescence: A Transatlantic Antitrust Investigation Stanford Law School https://law.stanford.edu/projects/the-law-and-economics-of-planned-obsolescence-a-transatlantic-antitrust-investigation/
- Regulating Planned Obsolescence: A Review of Legal Approaches to Increase Product Durability and Reparability in Europe Wiley Online Library https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/reel.12182
- The Culture Of Planned Obsolescence In Technology Companies Thesus.FI Oulu University of Applied Sciences https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/55526/Keeble_Daniel.pdf
- An Analysis Of Obsolescence Risk In IT Systems Software Quality Journal https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1008808708860
- Centennial Light Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Light
- Can you charge double and still keep your customers coming back? BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34290597
- Apple Sued Over Slowing Phones In France, Where Planned Obsolescence Is A Crime The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/apple-lawsuit-phones-slow-france-planned-obsolescence-legal-challenge-crime-a8132371.html
- Apple faces nine lawsuits after admitting it slows iPhones down The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/apple-iphone-slowdown-lawsuits-sued-slow-old-models-california-new-york-illinois-a8130276.html
- Plainte Apple obsolescence programmée 27.12.17 Scribd https://www.scribd.com/document/367959494/Plainte-Apple-obsolescence-programme-e-27-12-17
- Planned Obsolescence Isn’t A Thing, But It Is Your Fault Hackaday https://hackaday.com/2018/09/24/planned-obsolescence-isnt-a-thing-but-its-your-fault/
- Planned Obsolescence: Why Things Don’t Last YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toIFN8eR0ro
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