Is Planned Obsolescence Humanity’s Worst Invention?

If you’ve ever visited a landfill, contemplated carbon emissions, complained about a faulty product you just purchased, or pitied the plight of poorly paid workers in developing countries, you’ve been touched by the controversial design concept known as Planned Obsolescence.  “The idea that manufacturers – and producers of goods – deliberately make goods that haveContinue reading “Is Planned Obsolescence Humanity’s Worst Invention?”

Poison, Pills and Rubbish

Nike, Adidas, Reebok – what do these names mean to you? What images do they conjure? Is it athletic brilliance? Fashion? Is it Michael Jordan or Serena Williams? Lionel Messi or Floyd Mayweather? I bet it’s not shin splints, blown knees, and busted feet. But it should be. Turns out running shoes are a totalContinue reading “Poison, Pills and Rubbish”