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The Light Bulb Conspiracy

SBS October 14, 2012

Planned obsolescence is the deliberate shortening of product life spans to guarantee consumer demand. This program traces the untold story of planned obsolescence, from its beginnings in the 1920s with a secret cartel, set up expressly to limit the life span of light bulbs, to present-day stories involving cutting edge electronics and the growing spirit of resistance amongst ordinary consumers.

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