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The Abolition of Built-In Obsolescence

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A nice short video about Dieter Rams’ design philosophy and the recent exhibition of his work at the Design Museum London:

What has this got to do with books? Well, it’s a timely reminder to care about what we make…

(video via Coudal Partners’ Fresh Signals)

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  1. There is a whole strand of liberalism which says that standards and back-compatibility with standards are a prerequisite of a well-functioning market… Programmed obsolescence is just one way that supply is hijacking part of the surplus of consumer!

    What with the rise of the digital books, this is certainly an important topic!

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