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Planned Obsolescence

@inproceedings{Aladeojebi2013PlannedO,
  title={Planned Obsolescence},
  author={Taiwo K. Aladeojebi},
  year={2013}
}
Planned Obsolescence, which can be used interchangeably with programmed obsolescence, and can be either product obsolescence or technology obsolescence, is the intentionally producing goods and services with short economic lives and that stimulates consumers to repeat purchases in a shorter period of time [28]. Few decades ago, there was a strong debate about its ethicality and now it is back on the radar again due to the short cycle times of products coming to the market. This paper will… Expand

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