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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 12:22 AM
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31. I hate replacing things I already have, instead getting something I don't have yet.
Couldn't agree with you more! And it IS a tremendous waste, junking things after a short time - both for the planet, and for us financially. It's such a rip off! It's as if there's a conspiracy to make sure we never get anything of any actual value.

Of course if companies cared about what consumers want, it would be different. The idea that the "market" responds to that is a joke. I wish some company would try it - that would give the others something to think about.

Overall sales would be the same, it's that they want to sell us the same few products over and over again.
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  -Constant upgrading technologies will be the death of the planet..rant peacetrain  Jan-05-09 09:05 AM   #0 
  - all of these things can be recycled  MrsBrady   Jan-05-09 09:08 AM   #1 
  - Unfortunately the act of recycling itself causes a lot of pollution  arikara   Jan-05-09 01:17 PM   #15 
  - Capitalism THRIVES on planned obsolescence  Donnachaidh   Jan-05-09 09:19 AM   #2 
  - I'm sorry, but the digital TV conversion is a done deal.  SimpleTrend   Jan-05-09 10:03 AM   #3 
  - I know... and it's going to be very liberating.....  nebenaube   Jan-05-09 10:34 AM   #4 
  - with money running out for the rebate upgrade, people losing their jobs  Javaman   Jan-05-09 11:25 AM   #13 
  - VISTA SUCKS! Who needs another OS? WTF  L0oniX   Jan-05-09 10:57 AM   #5 
  - My Vista locked up this morning - no mouse, nothing  TrogL   Jan-05-09 10:59 AM   #6 
     - lol, at least I have ctrl+alt+del. Mac users aren't so lucky  no limit   Jan-05-09 01:35 PM   #20 
        - I don't know where you get that idea.  JackRiddler   Jan-06-09 01:13 AM   #32 
           - To be fair I haven't worked on a mac in a long time  no limit   Jan-06-09 12:04 PM   #35 
  - Don't be a Ludite, your argument is with garbage, not technology development  ThomWV   Jan-05-09 11:00 AM   #7 
  - I think you need a different mentality for that to work  el_bryanto   Jan-05-09 11:03 AM   #8 
  - I never buy the newest stuff  unpossibles   Jan-05-09 11:06 AM   #9 
  - Overpopulation and greed will be the death of the planet.  OwnedByFerrets   Jan-05-09 11:10 AM   #10 
  - Capitalism's answer to the chronic problem of overproduction.  blindpig   Jan-05-09 11:12 AM   #11 
  - I agree!  blues90   Jan-05-09 11:19 AM   #12 
  - I try really hard to only upgrade components and not entire systems.  tridim   Jan-05-09 12:53 PM   #14 
  - My Mr keeps yearning for a flat screen TV  arikara   Jan-05-09 01:19 PM   #16 
  - Flat screens use a LOT less electricity  anigbrowl   Jan-05-09 02:09 PM   #25 
     - Actually, I believe that the new technology tv's are energy hogs  arikara   Jan-05-09 03:15 PM   #28 
        - And your evidence for this belief is...?  anigbrowl   Jan-05-09 05:31 PM   #29 
           - Lots of articles out there  arikara   Jan-05-09 11:37 PM   #30 
  - I agree Peacetrain, and people want more and more and newer and shinier stuff all the time  Jennicut   Jan-05-09 01:20 PM   #17 
  - My mother just had her pacemaker upgraded  Ezlivin   Jan-05-09 01:24 PM   #18 
  - Newer models are much more efficient, even down to the faster CPUs  DS1   Jan-05-09 01:28 PM   #19 
  - Au contraire!  hawkowl88   Jan-05-09 01:36 PM   #21 
  - Read about one of the Founders of Sun Microsystems who said the same as the OP and quit.  bushmeat   Jan-05-09 01:38 PM   #22 
  - I'm all for making stuff that lasts.  backscatter712   Jan-05-09 01:39 PM   #23 
  - I hate replacing things I already have, instead getting something I don't have yet.  Waiting For Everyman   Jan-06-09 12:22 AM   #31 
  - Um, you do each year more cities around the World recycle  snooper2   Jan-05-09 01:41 PM   #24 
  - ta hell with dem darn telly-phones, dagnibbit! pony express did us just fine!  unblock   Jan-05-09 02:27 PM   #26 
  - You're really missing the point of the OP. Enjoy.  JackRiddler   Jan-06-09 01:13 AM   #33 
     - not missing it at all.  unblock   Jan-06-09 04:27 AM   #34 
  - It goes along with the medical technology though  treestar   Jan-05-09 02:35 PM   #27 

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