This is the most wonderful time of the year as we approach the Christmas Holiday and New Year!  It is the time of the year to get great deals on the newest toys, electronic gadgets, clothing styles for children and adults of all ages.

We are encouraged in our culture to buy, buy, buy and consume more, more, more.  The latest styles and fashions will make you happy and bring you and your loved one’s joy.

This policy of producing consumer goods that rapidly become obsolete require replacing, achieved by frequent changes in design, termination of the supply of spare parts, and the use of non-durable materials.

Planned obsolesce is the deliberate intention of limiting the life of a product in order to get the consumer to purchase more of that item to replace the old one.  It may not work as well. It may become worn out.  It does not work as fast or may not work at all.

Light bulbs are one of the very first products that became limited to work only one thousand hours or less.  The original light bulbs in the 1880s could work up to ten to twenty thousand hours.  The Centennial Light Bulb in Livermore, CA fire station has worked for over 110 years! But if all light bulbs were still this way, light bulb making companies would not make very much money.

Since planned obsolescence was