I spent part of yesterday evening watching a documentary called The Light Bulb Conspiracy about planned obsolescence and the pyramid of waste that it produces.
This film highlights the history of planned obsolescence starting with early light bulb production and leaving us with a legacy of mountains of waste in poorer nations. I’ve been troubled for some time by the way that we treat technology as a consumable using it and throwing it away, this is a salutary lesson:
Pyramids of Waste AKA The Light Bulb Conspiracy from Andreas Wagner on Vimeo.
Recommended by Simon Wardley.