Originally posted by Metal Brain
I have not seen this film but thought I would post this thread to find out what others think just for kicks.
Is it bunk? If so, is it worth watching just for amusement?
The premise at the beginning is somewhat strained. Ink jet printers have progressed so quickly that obsolescence doesn't need to be planned. I bought the original HP Deskjet and used it I don't remember how long, but it was really obsolete when I bought the next.
Over time, the printers got better, the output sharper, more durable, the machines multi-function, and they got much cheaper. Today inkjet printers are built and sold to sell ink.
I don't know how the CF bulbs fit into this notion, since they last so long that since I began using them about three years ago, I only have replaced one. Incandescent bulbs in the last few years, I would replace a dozen or so each year, perhaps more.
One of the raps against the American auto industry is that it featured planned obsolescence. That seems to have been overturned by Japanese auto manufacturers, which forced Americans to make more durable and dependable cars.