Planned Obsolescence: The case for designing services with limited shelf life
Comment of the Day

November 05 2018

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Planned Obsolescence: The case for designing services with limited shelf life

This article by Paul Taylor included this interesting graphic which I thought may be of interest to subscribers.

Eoin Treacy's view

Obsolescence by design is a major component of the business plans for just about all manufacturing companies. A friend of ours is the world’s largest manufacturer of the sensors in elevator doors. He has stated on more than one occasion that the business would not exist if the sensors did not fail after approximately 15 months, so that is how they design their products. It’s what keeps cashflow moving.

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