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Built-in Obsolescence on BBC TV

The BBC is currently showing a series about consumer culture and the planned obselescence that is built in to consumer products to make them fail prematurely so that consumers are forced to buy a new one. The humble electric toothbrush gets a mention in episode 1, along with lightbulbs and printer cartridges.

Read more about the programme and watch it online here.

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