quote by Brooks Stevens

Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence.

— Brooks Stevens

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Planned obsolescence quote Rushing never saved the time that planning did.

Rushing never saved the time that planning did.

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Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.

Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence, and anyone who can read without moving his lips should know it by now.

Planned obsolescence quote You must be willing to leave the life that you planned in order to find the one

You must be willing to leave the life that you planned in order to find the one waiting for you.

In an age of multiple and massive innovations, obsolescence becomes the major obsession.

But planned obsolescence is possible only if the rate of technological change is contained.

Perhaps it is this specter that most haunts working men and women: the planned obsolescence of people that is of a piece with the planned obsolescence of the things they make. Or sell.

Planned obsolescence quote If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.

If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.

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Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you'd collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.

Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence.

..we make good products, we induce people to buy them, and then the next year we deliberately introduce something that will make these products old-fashioned, out of date, obsolete.

Publishers, naturally, loathe used books and have developed strategies to depress the secondhand market. They bring out new, even more expensive editions of popular textbooks every three to four years, in a classic cycle of planned obsolescence.

Planned obsolescence quote Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

Planned obsolesce has fostered cities that look like above-ground landfills.

Planned obsolescence is another word for progress.

Only one rational path is open to us - simultaneous de-development of the [overdeveloped countries] and semi-development of the underdeveloped countries (UDCs), in order to approach a decent and ecologically sustainable standard of living for all in between. By de-development we mean lower per-capita energy consumption, fewer gadgets, and the abolition of planned obsolescence.

Planned obsolescence quote Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.

Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.

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Like Godard, Tati is also remarkably appreciative of the odd beauty that can be revealed in the shapes, patterns and colors created by the technology of planned obsolescence.

Rant said that view of time was set up so folks won't live forever.

It's the planned obsolescence we've all agreed to...'Nothing says you have to swallow this,' Rant told me. 'You can always just die.

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