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I guess this is ill be my sort off personal blog type thing
About Me
Nicknames: Ell, Ellie Nationality: Welsh - British
Description: Short, dyed red hair, green eyes, knower of random facts, geek (and proud), quiet.
Likes: Drawing, (a lot of drawing) Anime and Manga, geeky boys, Doctor Who, Seth Green, music, chocolate, reading, history & Myths, drawing, computers, comedy shows, walks, nature and most importantly stars.

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30 day art improvement -+- Inktober -+- Sketch Marathon -+- OC world (inprogress) -+- RP World

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Open Sketchbook -+- Animation Creations -+- Photo Album

Planned Obsolescence

This is more of a moan than a rant if anything - I just need to get it off my chest, feel free to add your own views and experiences in the comments :)


Planned obsolescence - is "industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is, unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time"

I have finally gotten a new laptop, my old (&first one) is nearly 7 years old and whilst it is still going and I have been able to fix any problems that arise with it, but with it's age its memory is failing and when crashes are happening they're bigger and I'm getting to the point where I'm worried I will no longer be able to fix it and that it will fail at an important time. Having a laptop is important to me because I do a lot of my work on it and working purely from a library computer is just impractical and terrifying to me, so my hand was forced to finally buy a new one.

I should also add that it takes a lot of effort for me to spend money - I always feel guilty for spending money and that I should not spend anything on myself but my hand was forced like I said.

I had been saving up to buy a wacom cintiq (13hd - they're about £650), but that money was diverted to buying a laptop and I was okay with that, just continue using my trusted Bamboo and save up the money again.
But, when I tried to set up the tablet with the new computer, it wouldn't work and found out that Wacom haven't made an update for Bamboo for Windows 10 which is really unfair -I know they've been discontinued but Bamboos are really good and last long, so why not make an update for the numerous tablets out there that are in perfectly working order and forcing people to buy new ones. I don't want to buy one of their low price range just then to buy a cintiq.

I could but a second one, but it's still a big investment and I want to get it from a reliable source and that I could call on if anything were to go wrong, but I have discovered that I could buy it over a monthly plan but I need to investigate it a bit further.

So yeah just basically a little post of moaning about the throw away culture (I know planned obsolescence helps with bussiness and developing products and so on but why punish those who can't afford to keep up or just don't think throwing things away is a good thing (not in a hording sense though))

on the plus side my new laptop is red and shiny~ (which is probably the biggest reason I bought it XD) it has a huge memory (so it will hopefully last longer than the old one :D) and I've been able to safely move everything important to it and I haven't had to re-buy existing programs and even gotten some cool looking free ones to try out (actually all bar one but I did get that one back in 2008 and held onto the CD and has been out of use for an age - I'm really just a weirdo who holds onto things for too long XD)

I'm trying to stay positive and not become too jittery and regret my decision :)

Hope all is well with you all :D