planned obsolescence

  • Hard drive design leaving XP behind

    Hard drive design leaving XP behind

    Bad news for the XP diehards out there, hard drive manufacturers are tired of supporting you, and the next generation of controller technology is not going to work properly with DOS and Windows XP users. Of course it won’t be a major issue until 2011, and maybe not even then. Read More

  • The Futurist: Why The iPhone Reeks Of Planned Obsolescence

    The Futurist: Why The iPhone Reeks Of Planned Obsolescence

    To follow-up on last week’s maelstrom of anti-Appledom, my opinions regarding the iPhone have not changed: the device will eventually be pretty awesome, but paying $600 (the effective cost is closer to a solid grand when you factor in the value of the two-year contract you’ll be signing and the fact that many early adopters will likely be also fronting the bill from terminating… Read More