Planned Obsolescence: Light Bulb Conspiracy part 2

The Light Bulb Conspiracy shows how planned obsolescence is an integral part of the curriculum at design and engineering schools. Boris Knuf lectures on Product Life Cycles in his engineering classes. His blackboard has words like, “Make it desirable – stylish – functional”. The goal of successful engineers and designers is frequent repeat purchasing. A company’s […]

Planned Obsolescence & The Light Bulb Conspiracy

Not so long ago, products were made to last as long as possible… Planned obsolescence is “a policy of producing consumer goods that rapidly become obsolete and so require replacing, achieved by frequent changes in design, termination of the supply of spare parts, and the use of non-durable materials.” – Apple Dictionary version 2.2.1 The documentary, The […]

Less Stuff More Abundance

Make a budget and record all income & expenses Keeping close track of where your money is being spent significantly changes your position from unwitting victim, to money mastermind. Rather than wondering where it all went, you become the director of the movie of your life. Being a bookkeeper may seem complicated, but the process of tracking your wealth can […]