Dan and Horace take a nostalgic trip through the automotive industry. Horace asks why should a 20 year old car (which he happens to own) be replaced? Why are cars built to be disposed of and why aren’t they meaningfully improved based on new jobs to be done? In this episode we look at the auto industry as a proxy for other “network-based” industries which reach plateaus of innovation and can go no further. Plus, Horace challenges readers to guess what car he drives.
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- Planned Obsolescence — Wikipedia
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