My father talked about planned obsolescence when I didn't know what it meant. I bought a washer and dryer 25 years ago and have had it fixed 3 times. After a lengthly conversation with an appliance sales person who said 7 years is the best you can expect out of an appliances now, I have continued to use the old ones.
Dieter Rams worked for Brams for some 40 years and believed in the abolition of obsolescence but here we are. How can one counter this problem?