Ready to throw away from Arte: planned obsolescence is not a recent practice

Documentary "Ready to throw" broadcast on Arte in early 2011 on industry practices aimed at reducing the lifespan of its products in order to increase its business volume.

Contrary to what one might think, the practice of planned obsolescence is far from recent, but it has greatly accelerated over the past 20 years.

Obsolescence had indeed started with the incandescent bulb!

- Debate on planned obsolescence
- Industrial Obsolescence Report
- Another report on the subject: Special Envoy: The Great Bluff

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