Just finished reading the newest article on Science Matters put out by the The David Suzuki Foundation called "It’s time to rethink our approach to garbage"By David Suzuki with Faisal Moola. And it got me thinking about the Kindle. So I Googled "Planned obsolescence and the Kindle and what was at the top of the list?
Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America (Kindle Edition)
Ironic isn't it. Try it yourself type in "Planned obsolescence and the Kindle" and see what you get before Amazon finds some why to change the search results.
Excerpt from "It's time to rethink our approach to garbage":
"Every day, more people, stores, and cities are finding ways to cut down on use of disposable plastic bags, but we still create a lot of unnecessary packaging and products. Planned obsolescence – the absurd practice of producing goods that won’t last so that the consumer cycle can continue – is still very much with us. We can all avoid buying products that are over-packaged or that are “disposable” – and encourage producers to be more responsible. When we consumers take the time to let stores, businesses, and governments know that we want less packaging and that we want goods that last, we will make a difference. Our changing attitude about plastic bags is a perfect example."