Industries rely on ovrproduction to keep unit costs low...to sell this overproduction you have to take measurs to reduce your products lifespan..this gos for all industrial products today...through car leasing even the ownership lifecycle of cars is reduced to 2 years nowadays.
The concept is named "made to break".
It will be a shame to see Nokia go I have owned more Nokia phones than any other type, not 1 single problem in over 15 years.
And it is a very sad and damaging trend. But somehow people have gotten used to it.
You guys remember the very first Gameboy? Solid like a brick. Today the plastic simply starts to crumble after aprox. 2,5 years.
Tonci is spot on,in the past companies cared about quality control,these days they use cheap crap to build their products for two reasons,to keep costs down and to make you to buy their stuff more often.For example instead of keeping an laptop for 3-4 years you'll need one in 2 years and so on.I expect this trend to become even bigger in the future.
But electronics today is build with a 3 year kill switch quite often. Thats also why most car exaust are not made from stainless steel, its not the 30% higher materiel cost..its because one exaust would be good for the whole car life. same gos for other parts like brake discs.
Modern cars are made to last not longer than 10 years.
That's why you see more VW Golf Mk.I and II on the streets today compared to Mk.III...the Mk.III tends to fall apart after 10 years.
Last edited by Beagle; Aug 16 2012 at 01:38.
Umm, Nokia! Uhhh, They made those one things. I will miss those things!
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I have a Nokia phone, damn thing's like a small brick. I've mentioned it before, of course. I've had for about six years now, others than some scrapes on the body and buttons thing still works like a charm.