Duration: 41 minutes
David & Andrew discuss planned obsolescence, the practice of designing products to need replacing sooner to net the manufacturer more money. Is it a devious plot to get us all to spend more & pollute the environment, or just technology progressing? In our Bad Usability Nightmare, Andrew collects meat from a pub car park.
Other things we talk about:
- 100 year old lightbulb - the "Centennial Light"
- HP ink cartridges not working after time
- TV upgrades, & the pointlessness of 8K
The Unusable podcast is presented by Andrew Waite & David Ball, who discuss the importance of user experience (UX) in technology & the world around us, & talk about great design that just works - or moan about it when it doesn't.
Music is by Gold5472