Story Of Stuff

May 4, 2008

When I was at school, I took a class in Design. I had to do a science, and knew well enough that Chemisty, Physics and Biology weren’t going to give me any marks to write home about.

One term that really struck me was ‘designed obsolescence‘ – effectively designing something to break after a certain time, so that consumers would then upgrade to a new model – keeping a constant market.

For instance, mobile phones. Once you’ve got one, you don’t need a new one right?

This short film really looks at the heart of what happens to our stuff.

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