Relevant Article


#1

While surfing Slashdot.org, I came across a few articles that made me think of the half dozen or so products that WD has come out with in the last two years that, from a very high level, are the exact same thing:

http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/02/26/2332243/Consumers-Buy-Less-Tech-Stuff-Keep-It-Longer?from=rss

I think the comments are particularly relavent:

“Just because technology gets older does not always make it obsolete, although electronic manufacturers try very hard to make it so.”

“Aside from fashion designers, I can’t think of any industry other than tech that is more aware and aggressive when it comes to planned obsolecence.”

Just curious as to what other people’s thoughts are. I realize this isn’t directly related to this product but since this is a community, I think it’d be appropriate to discuss this kind of a thing here.


#2

Interesting… I had not considered it before reading the article, but it seems true.