The myth of the Sony 'kill switch'

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Mary Hanna, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Mary Hanna

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    Mary Hanna, Jan 23, 2010
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    Enkidu Guest

    Mary Hanna wrote:
    > For nearly 20 years Sony in Japan has been plagued by the myth of the "Sony
    > Timer" - but is there really a kill-switch that destroys your device just
    > after its warranty runs out? Many Japanese genuinely believe that there is
    >
    >
    > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7054587/The-myth-of-the-Sony-kill-switch.html
    >

    Google "Planned obsolescence"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence

    Cheers,

    Cliff

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    Enkidu, Jan 23, 2010
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