For example. You know those pants you’ve purchased, year after year, in just your size, because they’re comfortable, they look good, and they fit?
How about those boring shoes you need to do chores around the house, come in your odd shoe size and are completely reliable?
The carrot peeler that really worked?
Redesigned so that it’s difficult to use.
That electric grinder that worked for 15 years?
Doesn’t exist anymore.
Candles that don’t drip? Matches that you can strike anywhere?
Difficult to find.
And the list goes on.
I plugged in our 17-year old printer to our computer, ‘cause our 5-year old one needs to be repaired. And that old printer just keeps chugging along.
I’m just waiting for the Department of Planned Obsolescence to find out. To discontinue the toner.